ABC News Online: Huawei executive’s arrest sees China threaten Canada with ‘serious consequences’
China has warned Canada that there will be severe consequences if it does not immediately release a senior Huawei executive, calling the case “extremely nasty”.
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s global chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada on December 1 and faces extradition to the United States, which alleges that she covered up her company’s links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran, despite sanctions.
The executive is the daughter of the founder of Huawei.
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Update #1: China calls on Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences (Reuters)
Update #2: Why the arrest of a Chinese tech ‘princess’ will strain but likely not sever U.S.-China trade talks (CBC)
WNU Editor: The Canadian ambassador to China was called in by the Chinese foreign ministry to issue this threat …. China summons Canadian ambassador over Huawei CFO’s arrest in Vancouver (CBC). Here is an easy prediction. The longer that Meng Wanzhou stays in a Canadian jail, the more that China will escalate its threats.