Huawei CFO Arrest is a ‘Declaration of War’ Says Editor of Global Times

Huawei CFO Arrest is a ‘Declaration of War’ Says Editor of Global Times, by John Carney.

The arrest of a top Chinese technology executive by Canadian authorities acting at the behest of the United States is threatening to upend the Trump administration’s efforts to sustain a trade truce with China.

The arrest of Sabrina Meng, the chief financial officer of China’s largest mobile phone marker, has been condemned by Chinese officials, who are calling for her immediate release. The U.S. has reportedly requested Meng be extradited to New York, where she would reportedly face federal charges of violating Iran sanctions.

Hu Xijin, the editor in chief of the Global Times, described the arrest as a “declaration of war” against China, according to the New York Times. …

“This is like China arresting Steve Jobs’ son,” Art Cashin said on CNBC.

Old boss, meet the new boss.

hat-tip Stephen Neil