China warns Canada of consequences if does not release Huawei CFO

Meng Wanzhou, Executive Board Director of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, attends a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum « Russia Calling! » in Moscow, Russia October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander BibikBEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry called on Canada to immediately release Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer on Saturday, warning that otherwise it would face consequences. The ministry said in a statement that Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng had issued the warning to Canada’s ambassador in Beijing, summoning him to lodge a “strong protest”. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s global chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 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 also the daughter of the founder of Huawei. Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Alexander SmithOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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