Meng Wanzhou: The Huawei exec trapped in a gilded cage

On a corner in a leafy, exclusive area of Vancouver sits a solid-looking grey house. At the front, there is a low wall with a well-maintained garden behind.

At first sight, it appears little different to the other homes around it. But outside the main door there is a security guard and in the street others sit watching from expensive black vehicles.

This is one of two Vancouver homes owned by Meng Wanzhou, the Chinese business executive arrested at the city’s airport in December.

Her detention has led to a ferocious diplomatic row between China and Canada – and accusations of retaliation by Beijing.

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