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Huawei’s CFO On Bail: Impact on U.S.-China Trade Conflict

December 17, 2018

Episode Notes:

Huawei's CFO, Meng Wanzhou, who has been detained in Vancouver since December 1st, has been released on bail in while she awaits a hearing on a potential extradition to the United States. Meng was detained for allegedly violating U.S. Iranian sanctions for Huawei.

Aaron Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, discusses Meng Wanzhou's arrest and ruling in the context of the deepening U.S.-China trade conflict.

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:49 ] The context of deepening trade conflict
[ 2:00 ] How common with high profile persons
[ 2:44 ] Enforcement of law or political leverage
[ 4:21 ] Foreign nationals at a higher risk
[ 5:10 ] Meng not a bargaining chip
[ 6:14 ] Impact of Chinese elite attitudes and nationalist backlash
[ 8:18 ] What it tells us about the broader relationship

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