FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Executive Board Director of the Chinese expertise large Huawei, attends a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum “Russia Calling!” in Moscow, Russia October 2, 2014. Picture taken October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Bibik
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s overseas ministry known as within the U.S. ambassador on Sunday to lodge a “strong protest” over the arrest in Canada of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s [HWT.UL] chief monetary officer, and mentioned the United States should withdraw its arrest warrant.
Further measures will depend upon U.S. actions, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng advised the U.S. ambassador, China’s Foreign Ministry added.
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s international chief monetary officer, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 and faces extradition to the United States, which alleges that she lined up her firm’s hyperlinks to a agency that attempted to promote tools to Iran regardless of sanctions.
The executive can also be the daughter of the founding father of Huawei.
Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Keith Weir
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