Dan Harris in CNN

“China’s laws allow them to keep people in detention for a long time,” said Dan Harris, a founder of Harris Bricken, an international law firm that specializes in China. “The charges are purposefully vague as a message from China … we can convict them on whatever it makes sense for us to convict them on so as to best influence what happens to Meng Wanzhou and to best send a message to Canada and to the rest of the world that China will act in China’s own interests by crushing you, international law be damned.”