FROM EIR DAILY ALERT
China Cautions U.S. and Canada on Extraditing Huawei’s Executive
Jan. 22 (EIRNS)—Speaking in Beijing today, China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying warned that China would take action against the U.S. and Canada if Washington goes ahead with its demand to extradite Huawei Chief Financial Officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, South China Morning Post reported. Canada’s Globe and Mail reported today that the U.S. would file by Jan. 30 an extradition request on allegations of banking fraud related to violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Canada arrested Meng at the request of the U.S. Justice Department in Vancouver, on Dec. 1, where she was changing planes.
“China will take action in response to measures taken by the U.S.,” Hua said her regular press briefing. “Everyone has to be held responsible for their own actions. Both the U.S. and Canada should be aware of the seriousness of the case and take steps to rectify the mistake.” Hua said the case was an abuse of extradition convention, and called on the U.S. to withdraw the request.