China today invited the American ambassador in Beijing against the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei. Beijing demands that the United States abandon their demand for extradition. According to a press release issued by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Beijing is very opposed to the arrest. And had previously asked for the immediate release of Meng. Beijing had also called on the Canadian ambassador.
The top woman of Huawei, the daughter of the company’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, was picked up in Canada last Saturday at the request of the US. She rises to thirty years in prison. Meng is accused of having violated US sanctions against Iran. The arrest raised anxiety on the financial markets about the trade war between the US and China.
The Trump government views Huawei as a threat to the US supremacy in the race for the future of mobile communications. The Wall Street Journal reported in April. For example, the Trump government put pressure on Canad. And other allies not to use Huawei technology in their new 5G telecom networks.