After the arrest of the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has called in Beijing, the canadian Ambassador. As the Chinese state news Agency Xinhua reported, protested to Vice foreign Minister Le Yucheng at the meeting with the diplomat, John McCallum against the “ruthless and despicable” the arrest of Meng Wanzhou.
The 46-year-old Meng was taken on Saturday of last week at the instigation of the United States during a stopover in Vancouver. The U.S. Department of justice, accuses her of a fraudulent breach of Iran sanctions in the United States. The Department of justice in Washington is seeking their extradition. In the case of a conviction more than 30 years in prison to threaten her, according to the canadian justice system.
Deputy foreign Minister Le said the Ambassador, Meng’s detention was a “serious violation” against their rights and interests as Chinese citizen. Le called for the immediate release of the Manager and threatened to otherwise “serious consequences” for Canada to account should be.
Meng the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. She remains still until at least Monday. Then a canadian court is expected to decide whether it should be released on bail. The decision on their possible extradition to the United States could drag on for months.
Mengs arrest Fears had the world in front of a new escalation of the trade conflict between the US and China triggered. Huawei is a key group for the Chinese ambition to become the leading economy of the world power. The group is already behind Samsung and Apple the second largest Smartphone manufacturer in the world. In many countries, Huawei is accused of, however, is too close to the Chinese leadership and its security and intelligence services.