The Washington Post reports, "Chinese technology executive Meng Wanzhou is set to appear in a Vancouver courtroom Wednesday for the first hearing in an extradition process that has put Canada squarely in the middle of a standoff between the United States and China. The focus Wednesday is expected to be on scheduling the series of hearings that will determine whether Meng, who serves as chief financial officer for Huawei Technologies, will be extradited to the United States to face charges that she conspired to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. It is possible, however, that her lawyers will use the opportunity to outline elements of their defense. Meng's legal team last week issued a statement objecting to the extradition process. The defense lawyers cited what they called the 'political nature' of the charges and highlighted President Trump's suggestion that Meng could be released as part of a broader U.S.-China deal."