Sanctioned: The Arrest Of A Telecom Giant


The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in December 2018 placed Canada in the middle of a global trade war. Stephen Quinn narrates a story of international intrigue set against a dramatic battle to dominate the economies of the future.


  • Episode 12: The Two Michaels

    Episode 12: The Two Michaels

    01/10/2020 Duração: 48min

    The wife of one of two Canadians held in Chinese prisons since Meng Wanzhou's arrest steps out of the shadows to demand political action. A U.S. election looms and Meng Wanzhou's lawyers prepare to turn the spotlight on President Donald Trump's record to claim she's being used as a pawn. And Meng's lawyers throw a new claim of abuse into the mix - arguing that the U.S. misled the court from the start about the basics of the case against her.

  • Episode 11: Double Criminality

    Episode 11: Double Criminality

    28/09/2020 Duração: 43min

    With a key decision looming, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou takes a premature victory photo on the Vancouver courthouse steps. Her fate is tied to a California bigamist who tried to escape the law -- and his other wife - by fleeing to B.C. And tensions between morality, law and politics are examined through an 1860 precedent when Canada was asked to return a freed slave to the United States.

  • Episode 10 - Charm Offensive

    Episode 10 - Charm Offensive

    20/01/2020 Duração: 40min

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells the U.S. government not to close a trade deal without settling the question of Meng Wanzhou and the two Canadians accused of spying in China. The CBC's long-planned interview with Meng's father - Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei - falls apart. And despite volumes of answers given to reporters from around the globe, questions still remain about Huawei's role in 5G technology.

  • Episode 9 - American Trap

    Episode 9 - American Trap

    13/01/2020 Duração: 36min

    Meng Wanzhou goes to court to force the Canadian government to produce the documents her lawyers claim she'll need to prove she's the victim of a conspiracy. An old friend turns up in court with words of support. And Meng's father turns tastemaker with his recommendation of a book by a jailed French executive who claims he was also the victim of an 'American Trap.'

  • Episode 8 - The Rule of Law

    Episode 8 - The Rule of Law

    30/09/2019 Duração: 34min

    Steve Bannon - the man credited with engineering U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign announces plans to release a movie based on the Meng Wanzhou story. Tensions between Canada and China reach a breaking point and a former Prime Minister weighs in. Protests in Hong Kong reignite questions around democracy and human rights. And Canadians are forced to ask exactly what kind of sacrifices they're willing to make to appease a trading partner.

  • Episode 7: The Arrest Warrant

    Episode 7: "The Arrest Warrant"

    23/09/2019 Duração: 32min

    Grainy video emerges of Meng Wanzhou's first fateful hours in Vancouver as the legal battle over her possible extradition narrows down to the Huawei executive's treatment at the hands of authorities. Did the Canadians conspire with the Americans to subvert her rights? And Meng moves uptown, inhabiting a new house, a new look and what appears to be a new public relations strategy.

  • Episode 6: Indictment

    Episode 6: Indictment

    06/05/2019 Duração: 37min

    Now living under a form of house arrest, Meng Wanzhou plans her legal strategy as tensions simmer between the U.S., China and Canada.. Prosecutors unseal an indictment against Meng and Huawei and a Canadian faces the death penalty.

  • Episode 5: Retaliation

    Episode 5: Retaliation

    29/04/2019 Duração: 31min

    As Meng Wanzhou's lawyers craft a plan for her release, China shows its displeasure with the arrest of an icon by arresting two Canadians accused of spying. President Donald Trump weighs in on the situation and Meng's friends step forward to support her.

  • Episode 1: The Arrival

    Episode 1: The Arrival

    25/04/2019 Duração: 31min

    Meng Wanzhou lands in Vancouver on what was supposed to be a routine transit stop. Instead, she finds herself under arrest, accused of violating economic sanctions in Iran and facing the possibility of jail in the United States.

  • Episode 2: The Family Business

    Episode 2: The Family Business

    25/04/2019 Duração: 33min

    As Meng Wanzhou appears in a Vancouver courtroom for the first time, the story of her remarkable career with Huawei emerges. And questions are raised about the Chinese government's role in the powerhouse firm her father built from the ground up.

  • Episode 3: Power Point

    Episode 3: Power Point

    25/04/2019 Duração: 28min

    Meng Wanzhou faces a week in a British Columbia jail. It's a remarkable change in fortunes for a woman who once welcomed former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan to an economic forum. And a revolution in Iran leads to sanctions that will one day make a Power Point presentation Exhibit A in the case of the People V Meng.

  • Episode 4: Firestorm

    Episode 4: Firestorm

    25/04/2019 Duração: 33min

    News breaks of Meng's arrest and the international media descends on Vancouver as Meng Wanzhou's local real estate holdings make her a poster-child for a city riven by real estate speculation by wealthy Chinese.

  • Sanctioned: The Arrest of a Telecom Giant (Trailer)

    Sanctioned: The Arrest of a Telecom Giant (Trailer)

    22/03/2019 Duração: 02min

    The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in December 2018 placed Canada in the middle of a global trade war at an unprecedented moment in telecommunications history. Stephen Quinn narrates a story of international intrigue and one woman's fight for liberty set against a dramatic battle to dominate the economies of the future. Coming April 25th.