Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou returned to China on Saturday shortly after two Canadians released from prison in China also arrived in Calgary, ending a bitter diplomatic row that has poisoned ties for three years.
Meng and the two Canadians -- former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor -- were detained in a biter spat critics have called “hostage diplomacy.”
Meng, the 49-year-old daughter of Ren Zhengfei, the billionaire founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, was granted release in a Vancouver court hearing water three years of house arrest in Canada while fighting extradition to the United States.
This came hours after US prosecutors announced an agreement under which fraud charges against her are to be suspended and eventually dropped.
She then quickly boarded a flight to the southern city of Shenzhen, returning to China for the first time since her arrest at Vancouver’s international airport at the behest of US authorities in December 2018.
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