China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday that the United States and Canada had abused their extradition agreement in the case of arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou after the Globe and Mail published a report saying officials in the U.S. will soon proceed with a formal extradition request for Meng Wanzhou.
Any person with fair judgment would determine that Canada made a serious mistake in this matter, Hua told at a regular briefing.
She added, China strongly urges the U.S. to correct its mistake, cancel the arrest order for Meng and not make a formal extradition request.
Asked if China would retaliate against the United States if Meng is extradited, Hua said, “China will, of course, respond to U.S. actions.”
Additionally, Huawei told to CNBC: “We are aware of the report in question and are closely monitoring the situation. Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries and regions where we operate, including export control and sanction laws of the UN, US, and EU. We have every confidence that the Canadian and US legal systems will reach a just conclusion.”
The United States will proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Meng, the daughter of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd founder Ren Zhengfei, Canada’s ambassador to the United States told the Globe and Mail newspaper in an interview published on Monday.
Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, was released on $10 million bails in December after three days of hearings. Her bail conditions include a requirement that she lives at a house owned by her husband, and must be in that home between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Her bail also required her to surrender her passport and submit to 24/7 monitoring, which she is paying for herself.