China demands release of Huawei executive arrested in Canada


China is demanding the release of a Huawei executive who was arrested in Canada.

Canadian law enforcement detained Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer, Meng Wanhzou, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Dec. 1. Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is facing extradition charges to the United States over accusations that she violated Iran sanctions.

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China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on both Canada and the U.S. to release Meng. In its statement, a Ministry spokesperson demanded that the two countries "effectively protect the legitimate rights and interests of the person concerned." Read more...

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