A report by the official Xinhua News Agency carried on the Foreign Ministry's website said that Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng called in Ambassador John McCallum today over the holding of Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who is reportedly suspected of trying to evade USA trade curbs on Iran.
Le pointed out that the actions of the United States have seriously violated the legitimate rights and interests of a Chinese citizen and are extremely vile in nature.
Despite a strain in the relationship between Beijing and Washington following the arrest of an executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei in Canada at the U.S.' behest, one of President Trump's top economic advisers doesn't believe trade talks between the two superpowers will be affected.
"China will respond further depending on USA actions".
Meng, 46, faces USA accusations that she misled multinational banks about Huawei's control of a company operating in Iran.
Meng, 46, faces United States fraud charges related to alleged sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran. Meng and Huawei are also accused of misleading American banks about its business dealings in Iran. "But the Canadian government didn't do that". "We've got serious people working on them, and I don't think they'll be affected by this". Ms. Meng explained that Huawei's engagement with Skycom was part of normal business operations and that Huawei had sold the shares it once held in Skycom.
On its Twitter feed, Huawei last week said it was unaware of any wrongdoing by Meng. "Skycom was Huawei." Evidence for this is reportedly contained in a PowerPoint presentation from that time and it looks like this manoeuvre may be what was referred to in ZTE's F7 memo.
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In a sworn affidavit, Meng, the daughter of Huawei's founder, said she is innocent and will contest the allegations at trial in the United States if she is surrendered there.
"We have to understand Chinese companies are not like American companies. OK".
Meng said that she has had "numerous health problems" during her life, including surgery for thyroid cancer in 2011. She faces extradition to the U.S. over the reported sanctions violations.
"Judges will decide", Paris tweeted in response to the comments from Beijing.
Navarro admitted that is was "unusual" that Meng's arrest came just as US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a trade truce in Argentina, but said the government's actions are "legitimate". And that would be illegal due to current US sanctions against that country.
The world's top two economies have exchanged steep tariffs on more than $300bn in total two-way trade, locking them in a conflict that has begun to eat into corporate profits. Canada was warned that it faced "grave consequences".
Huawei, in a brief statement emailed to The Associated Press, said that "we have every confidence that the Canadian and USA legal systems will reach the right conclusion".
Since July world markets have been unsettled after continued animosity between the nations with Washington imposing tariffs on $250bn of Chinese goods with Beijing imposing duties on $110bn on USA goods.