A Canadian court has initiated proceedings against Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou.

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The trial of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has begun and will continue this week in a Canadian court. The Chinese tech giant tweeted on Monday. Huawei said it would focus on how the Trump administration directed Canadian officials to "conduct a misleading and inappropriate search, violating a court order and Ms. Meng's charter rights."

"Huawei trusts that the Canadian judicial system upholds the integrity and ensures justice for all," Huawei Canada said in a statement. "Huawei has always had great faith in Meng Wanzhou's innocence. We will continue to support them in uncovering the truth behind the abuse of their rights."

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The five-day cross-examination of the witnesses in the case will take place in Vancouver at the British Columbia Supreme Court.

A Canadian court ruled in May that criminal proceedings against Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou should continue The decision on the case fulfills the dual criminality rule found in both Canada and the United StatesThis means that the extradition process to the USA can continue.

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The CFO and the daughter of the company founder were arrested in early December 2018 at the request of the USA for alleged violations of the Iranian sanctions in Canada. A week later, two Canadian citizens were arrested in China in Beijing.

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