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Xi, Huawei and China's powerful military-industrial complex

How Beijing harnesses the private sector for national security

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- The woman tipped as a future leader of one of China's top technology companies smiled and gave a thumbs-up sign as a Vancouver judge granted her bail on Tuesday.

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, daughter of Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei, had ignited an international furor. Canadian authorities detained her at the request of the U.S., on the same day that Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump were enjoying a sirloin steak dinner together at the G-20 leaders' meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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