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Huawei CFO arrested in blow to US-China trade truce

Beijing protests as founder's daughter suspected of violating Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON -- Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer has been arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S. government, for alleged violations of U.S. trade sanctions against Iran, a move that threatens to escalate the trade war between the world's two largest economies.

The detention of a senior executive at China's flagship technology company comes less than a week after Washington and Beijing agreed to a fragile truce at a G-20 meeting on Saturday.

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