China’s top Canadian diplomat urged Ottawa to make the “right decision” to release Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou.
“If you try to bully or suppress the Chinese, you will inevitably be hit hard,” he said in a phone call with Meng.
Meng is waiting for her hand-over trial verdict, which could take months after the marathon hearing ended last Wednesday.
Chinese ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu blew up Ottawa on Wednesday for detaining Huawei’s chief financial officer. Meng WanzhouThe marathon hearing on her alleged surrender ended last Wednesday, urging the country to make the “right decision.”
In a phone call with Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s billionaire founder Ren Zhengfei, Kon said Canada should face “serious mistakes” and acknowledge the “political nature” of the case. Cong called for a “right decision” to release Meng as soon as possible, according to a statement released by Canada. Chinese Embassy in Canada..
Kon went on to tell Meng, “If you try to bully or suppress the Chinese, you will inevitably be hit hard.”
“The Chinese government is firmly protecting the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens and businesses,” he added.
It was reported that August 26th will be a thousand days after Meng was detained by Canadian authorities at Vancouver International Airport in December 2018 at the request of the United States. CNN.. US officials have charged Meng with bank fraud.
Fees are incurred from the meeting Meng I met with senior HSBC executives on August 22, 2013. She is suspected of violating US trade sanctions on Iran because she did not disclose Huawei’s control over a company called Skycom that sold equipment to Iran in order to force banks to process the company. Financial transactions. Both Meng and Huawei have denied the accusation.
Arrests surged Diplomatic tension Bilateral. A few days after Meng was arrested, the Chinese government detained two Canadians, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, on charges of espionage in Beijing.Spaver was reportedly sentenced to 11 years in prison by a Chinese court earlier this month. Parents..
Meng’s trial to determine if she was handed over to the United States ended on August 19, but it may take several months before the decision is made. Deputy Judge Heather Holmes said he would postpone the hearing and announce the date of the decision on October 21st. CNBC report.
According to AFP, if a 49-year-old woman was handed over and transferred to the United States for trial, she could face more than 30 years in prison if convicted.
Huawei hasn’t commented on the insider so far, but said, “From the beginning, Meng Wanzhou is innocently confident in Meng Wanzhou and trusts the Canadian judicial system.” I have supported the late boat. ” Meng Wanzhou’s pursuit of justice and freedom. We continue to do so today. “
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