- Title: Chinese delighted as Huawei's Meng returns home
- Date: 26th September 2021
- Summary: SHENZHEN, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 26, 2021) (REUTERS) PEOPLE WALKING CLOTHES HANGING ON THE BALCONY PEOPLE WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) MR. CHEN, SAYING: "This is only a way that the U.S. is fighting against China's rising power. It's just another way how they play it (By holding Meng Wanzhou). They think too little of China's power. We have 1.4 billion people supporting us here. Chinese people are the best." VARIOUS OF DELIVERY MEN RESTING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) ZHANG SHIPIN, RESIDENT, SAYING: "I didn't get to the airport yesterday but I've been watching live streaming all night. I have noticed that there were 100 million people online watching. I felt that the whole county want her to come back." PEOPLE WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) MR. GONG, RESIDENT, SAYING: "I have seen a lot of people in the airport welcoming her last night. I think now China has become a powerful country." VARIOUS OF CARS AND PEOPLE ON THE STREET
- Embargoed: 10th October 2021 06:49
- Keywords: Canada China Huawei Meng Wanzhou Shenzhen U.S. residents voxpop
- Location: SHENZHEN, BEIJING, CHINA
- City: SHENZHEN, BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002EWCTOAV
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- Story Text: People on the streets of Shenzhen said on Sunday (September 26) they were happy that Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was able to return to China.
She arrived on Saturday (September 25) with a veritable hero's welcome and was greeted with flowers and applause by a jubilant crowd of well-wishers.
"I felt that the whole county want her to come back," Shenzhen residents Mr. Chen told Reuters on Sunday (September 26).
Meng, the daughter of Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei, was allowed to go home after reaching an agreement with U.S. prosecutors on Friday (September 24) to end a bank fraud case against her.
The extradition drama has been a central source of discord between Beijing and Washington, with Chinese officials signalling that the case had to be dropped to help end a diplomatic stalemate.
Two Canadians detained by Chinese authorities just days after Meng's arrest - Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - were embraced on the tarmac by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after they landed in Calgary.
(Production: Thomas Suen, Joyce Zhou)
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