Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has warned against the “bullying” of its citizens amid a diplomatic row with Canada over the detention of a Huawei Telecom executive on a United States arrest warrant.
“The safety and security of Chinese compatriots are our priority. China will never sit idly by and ignore any bullying that violates the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens,” Foreign Minister Wang said in a Tuesday speech in Beijing, without specifically pointing to the case of Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.
“We will fully safeguard the legitimate rights of Chinese citizens and return fairness and justice to the world,” China’s top diplomat added at the opening of a diplomatic symposium.
Meng was detained in Vancouver on December 1 over US allegations that her company bypassed Washington’s anti-Iran sanctions.
China says Canada has treated Meng in an “inhumane” manner. Chinese media…