Huawei CEO says daughter Meng Wanzhou 'should be proud' she's 'bargaining chip' ...

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The father of Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who has been detained in Canada for the past year on bank fraud charges, says she should be proud of becoming a 'bargaining chip' in the tense U.S.-China trade war. 

Ren Zhengfei, the 75-year-old founder and CEO Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, opened up bout his daughter's year long detainment in Canada and praised her for her 'suffering', saying it'll make her a stronger person. 

'She should be proud to have been caught in this situation. In the fight between the two nations, she became a bargaining chip,' he said in an interview with CNN Business on Tuesday. 

Meng, 47, was arrested on December 1, 2018 at Vancouver International Airport at the request of the United States for allegedly defrauding multiple financial institutions and selling equipment to Iran which broke U.S. sanctions against the country.

Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zengfei, 75, says he's proud of his daughter Meng Wanzhou's one year detainment in Canada where she's fighting extradition to the U.S.

Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zengfei, 75, says he's proud of his daughter Meng Wanzhou's one year detainment in Canada where she's fighting extradition to the U.S.

'She should be proud to have been caught in this situation. In the fight between the two nations, she became a bargaining chip,' he said in an interview with CNN Business on Tuesday. Meng, 47, was arrested on December 1, 2018 at Vancouver International Airport at the request of the United States for bank fraud charges

'She should be proud to have been caught in this situation. In the fight between the two nations, she became a bargaining chip,' he said in an interview with CNN Business on Tuesday. Meng, 47, was arrested on December 1, 2018 at Vancouver International Airport at the request of the United States for bank fraud charges

Meng denies the charges. She will officially challenge her extradition to the U.S. in a hearing on January 20. 

Since then she's been holed up in two of her Vancouver properties and has been seen attending court appearances in glamorous sequined and bejeweled heels with a monitoring ankle on her ankle.  

'The experience of hardship and suffering is good for Meng and her growth. Under the grand backdrop of the ... trade war, she is like a small ant being caught between the collision of two giant powers,' Ren

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