Beijing-China warned Canada on Saturday that there would be serious consequences if not it freed immediately to global financial Director of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, saying that the case was” extremely seriously”.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China said that portfolio, Le Yucheng, Deputy Minister had issued the warning to the Ambassador of Canada in Beijing, urging him to file a “strong protest”.
Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on December 1 and could be extradited to the United States, which alleges that he hid the links of your company with a firm that wanted teams to Iran despite international sanctions.
The Executive is also the daughter of the founder of Huawei.
The arrest was a serious violation of the legitimate rights of Meng, said Le.
China calls on the Canadian side to immediately release the person arrested and to protect their legitimate rights, or of Canada must accept full responsibility for the serious consequences that will be generated,”said the statement.
There was no immediate response Saturday from the office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Chrystia Freeland.
Asked about possible reprisals, the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, told media on Friday that Canada had a very good relationship with Beijing.
In the case of being extradited to the United States, Meng would face charges of conspiracy to defraud to multiple financial institutions, according to the allegations heard Friday before a Canadian court, a sentence of up to 30 years for each charge.
After nearly six hours of discussions, no conclusion was not reached and the hearing was postponed until Monday.
The arrest came the same day that the Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping signed a truce for 90 days in its tariff war.