China releases Canadians after Huawei CFO flies home

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou leaves Canada on a flight to China on Friday afternoon, a source says.

She had reached a deal to end U.S. criminal charges against her.

Meng admitted she misled HSBC about Huawei’s business with Iran, in violation of sanctions.

A larger racketeering indictment is still pending against Huawei, which grinds on even as a broader rivalry between Washington and Beijing sees relations between the two powers at their lowest point in years.

Meng’s arrest sparked a diplomatic crisis and retaliatory trade measures by China, which has called her prosecution a politically motivated attack on one of its chief tech champions.

The company has pleaded not guilty to the charges against Meng and the company has said it has not been extradited to the U.N., which has not admitted to any wrongdoing.

Canada will be looking for clarity on what the decision means for two of its citizens jailed in China after Meng’s detention.

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