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Release of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou a step towards better US-China ties, Beijing's CPTPP goal

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arriving at Shenzhen’s Bao’an International Airport on a flight chartered by the Chinese government, on Sept 25, 2021.PHOTO: XINHUA

BEIJING - When the US Department of Justice unexpectedly announced on Friday (Sept 24) that it was dropping charges against Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, it marked a turning point in a case that had soured ties between Beijing, Washington and Ottawa.

The case had always been a three-way one: Canada had detained Ms Meng at a Vancouver airport upon the request of the US.

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