China welcomes Huawei executive home, Trudeau hugs Canadians freed by Beijing

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This screen grab made from video released on Sept. 25, 2021 by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV shows Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou waving as she steps out of the plane upon arrival following her release, in Shenzhen in China’s southern Guangdong province.

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Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrived in China on Saturday, ending her near three-year U.S. extradition fight, the same day two Canadians detained by Beijing for more than 1,000 days returned home, potentially paving the way for improved ties between China and the two western allies.

Meng, the daughter of Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei, was allowed to go home after reaching an agreement with U.S. prosecutors on Friday to end a bank fraud case against her.

The extradition drama has been a central source of discord between Beijing and Washington, with Chinese officials signaling that the case had to be dropped to help end a…

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