China has summoned the ambassador of the United States in Beijing to express its protest against the “extremely bad” arrest of a top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in Canada, calling on Washington to drop its extradition request.
Meng Wanzhou, 46, the deputy chairwoman of the board and chief financial officer (CFO) of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, was arrested during a stopover at Vancouver airport on a US extradition request, on December 1.
Canadian authorities, who announced the arrest on Wednesday, said they nabbed Meng over his alleged violation of the US sanctions against Iran, without making public the details of the charges.
The arrest of Meng, who is also the daughter of the company’s founder Ren Zhengfei, has already infuriated China, threatening to disrupt a trade war truce between Beijing and Washington.
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