World 08-12-2018

China threatens Canada with serious consequences if it does not free the Huawei director

China promises to Canada "serious consequences" if Ottawa does not immediately release the Huawei financial director, Meng Wanzhou, previously detained by the US request, says the statement on the website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

"China insists that Canada release the arrested executive, guarantee the observation of her legitimate rights and interests, otherwise this will have serious consequences, and Canada will have to assume full responsibility," the statement said.

In addition, the Chinese Foreign Ministry called the Canadian ambassador to Beijing for consultations to express its protest after the arrest of Wanzhou.

Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the company's founder, was arrested on December 1 in Vancouver. The US suspects that she violated anti-Iranian sanctions and asks for her extradition and the judicial hearing of the case is scheduled for December 7.

The Chinese Embassy in Canada described the detention as a serious violation of human rights.

China demands the immediate release of Meng Wanzhou.

Huawei is one of the largest telecommunications companies in China, founded in 1987, carries out activities in 170 countries.

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