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The detention on Meng Wanzhou never should have happened – and a similar situation should never happen again.
International arrest warrants should be used for criminals, not for pawns in the political game of thrones. Business or even international ties of any sort between nations cannot function if business executives are targets for bogus charges to help pursue political goals.
The political nature of Meng’s arrest was clear from the beginning. This could be seen from the flimsy nature of the charges, Meng’s symbolic importance to China, and the context of the fraught political relations between the U.S. and China at that time. Then U.S. President Donald Trump made explicitly…