Meng Wanzhou’s dad says his daughter will study hard and get a PhD in prison

Vancouver (Toronto Star)—Meng Wanzhou’s father, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, told Chinese state media he expects his daughter will go to prison but predicts she will emerge with a doctorate.

“I don’t worry, because my daughter is also very optimistic. She is self-studying … she is going to become a ‘doctor in prison’ and come out of prison to complete a doctoral degree,” Ren said, with a smile on his face.

“Every time I call, her mother or her husband answers the phone and says that she is very busy (studying).”

The interview was first aired in Mandarin by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV last week. The video and full transcript were published on Monday.

It’s the first time Ren has clearly implied that he suspects his daughter will go to prison. The U.S. is seeking her extradition from Canada to face wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy charges related to violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran.

For now, Ren seemed content with Meng’s current bail conditions in Vancouver.

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