Huawei CFO, Canadians return home

A senior executive of Huawei Technologies has returned to China after three years in detention in Canada.

The Chinese telecom giant's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, arrived at an airport in Shenzhen on Saturday night. She left Canada after striking a deal with US authorities.

Meng was detained in 2018 at Washington's request for violating sanctions against Iran. She was later indicted on fraud and other charges.

Meng emerged from the plane in a red dress. After receiving flowers, she said, "I'm finally back home."

Chinese media are reporting extensively on Meng's return with live broadcasts. Their reports say she was freed from political persecution.

And two Canadians who had been arrested in China shortly after Meng's detention arrived in Calgary, western Canada, on Saturday. Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at an airport.