Bullets were sent by mail to the house of Meng Wanzhou, who was in the senior management position of Huawei and was the company’s financial manager, in Vancouver. It is not yet clear whether the police will launch an investigation into the incident. The company’s financial director, Meng Wanzhou, did not comment on the issue.
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou continues to receive death threats
Arrested in 2018 for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei’s relations in Iran, Meng Wanzhou has been under house arrest since then. The detention of the 48-year-old business man has created friction between China and Canada, and the Beijing government has repeatedly requested the release of Wanzhou. The most recent attack on Wanzhou, which previously allegedly received many death threats, was with a bullet in the mail.
According to information released to the BBC by the security provider, the Chinese businessperson received five or six threatening letters in June and July of last year. Stating that the letters can be easily identified by the signs outside, the company officials stated that the envelopes contain bullets. The role of the Vancouver police and any investigation remains unclear.
Huawei’s chief financial officer was arrested at Vancouver International Airport for facing charges of bank fraud and possibly violating US sanctions by HSBC. Wanzhou, who was put under house arrest after being released on bail, is being asked to be extradited to the United States, while the firm is in an intense struggle against it.
Wanzhou, daughter of Ren Zhengfei, who was also the founder of Huawei and served as Chief Executive Officer, is pushing for loosening of bail conditions, including lowering daytime security details that follow her. Wearing a GPS tracking wrist as required by bail conditions, the finance manager has recently been given permission to his family to travel to Canada.