China: Free Meng, or else

China putting more pressure on Canada over the Meng Wanzhou arrest. BBC News:

“China strongly urges the Canadian side to immediately release the detained person… otherwise Canada must accept full responsibility for the serious consequences caused.”

I went out and about in Vancouver last night. There’s definitely a big worry here that the city, which has an enormous Chinese business community, will suffer greatly if this goes on for much longer.

Over breakfast I read this terrific profile of Meng in the NYT:

Ms. Meng, who started at Huawei as a secretary 25 years ago, is not its most prominent executive. But as chief financial officer, she has played a part in the company’s efforts over the past five years to become more transparent about its operations. After United States lawmakers labeled Huawei and another Chinese manufacturer, ZTE, as security threats, Huawei saw openness as a way to help dispel the swirl of suspicions surrounding it.

Some of the distrust has had to do with Ms. Meng’s powerful and secretive father.