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China Warns Of Consequences If Canada Complies With US Extradition Request For Huawei CFO: Report

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China Warns Of Consequences If Canada Complies With US Extradition Request For Huawei CFO: Report

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China warned both the US and Canada of a response against any request to extradite Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou.

On January 22nd, China warned that it will take action against the United States and Canada if Washington goes ahead with a demand for the extradition of Meng.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the warning after Canada’s ambassador to the US said Washington plans to proceed with a formal request to extradite Huawei chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou.

“China will take action in response to measures taken by the US,” Hua said in a press briefing, according to the SCMP.

“Everyone has to be held responsible for their own actions. Both the US and Canada should be aware of the seriousness of the case and take steps to rectify the mistake.”

During her remarks on January 16th, Hao called the detention of Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities “by no means for the sake of judicial justice but an abuse of judicial procedures.”

She further claimed that “the Canadian side has to bear all the severe consequences and responsibilities for its wrongdoing. We hope that the Canadian side will realize its mistake and immediately correct it, and release Ms. Meng Wanzhou who has been unjustifiably detained.”

Canadian ambassador to the US David MacNaughton spoke with Canadian outlet Globe and Mail. In his interview he said that he had met with senior White House and US State Department officials about the Meng case several times.

According to reports, the US will file an extradition request on allegations of banking fraud related to violations of US sanctions against Iran.

MacNaughton was cited as saying that he had conveyed Canada’s “anger and resentment” to Washington regarding the dispute that came as a result of Meng’s arrest.

Beijing has since detained two Canadians and imposed a death penalty on a third Canadian convicted of drugs smuggling charges.

“We do not like that it is our citizens who are being punished. The Americans] are the ones seeking to have the full force of American law brought against [Meng] and yet we are the ones who are paying the price. Our citizens are,” the Canadian ambassador said.

MacNaughton also said that the American side “appreciated Ottawa’s statement that it would honour the extradition treaty and had told him they would continue to press Chinese authorities for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor – the two Canadians detained by Beijing on grounds of ‘endangering national security.’”

On January 16th, Hua Chunying commented on Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claims that the decision to sentence Canadian defendant Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death was of extreme concern to Canada.

She also said that the Canadian side believed that China has chosen to arbitrarily apply the death penalty.

“The Canadian side accused China of “arbitrarily” applying the death penalty, and this could not be further from the truth. Before saying these words, has he read through the information released by the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court on this case? Has he studied relevant Chinese laws?,” Hua said.

Meng Wenzhou is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. She is accused of defrauding banks to circumvent US sanctions on Iran. Her next court appearance will be on February 6, to set the date for her extradition hearing.

Once the US submits its formal extradition request officials from the Canadian Department of Justice will have 30 days to decide whether to greenlight it.

Meng has the right to appeal against extradition and can apply for a judicial review of the minister’s decision.

Huawei released a statement saying that the company was aware of the report regarding Meng Wanzhou and was closely monitoring the situation.

“Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries and regions where we operate, including export control and sanction laws of the UN, US, and EU,” the statement said. “We have every confidence that the Canadian and US legal systems will reach a just conclusion.”

In a press briefing on January 19th, Chinese Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye also commented on the issue. Saying that regretfully the situation has strongly impacted Chinese-Canadian relations and it is possible that it would spill into other areas of interest.

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  • Brother Thomas

    Most people don’t realise how difficult it is for Canada to have independent policies in having the US as a neighbour. Richard Nixon once called Pierre Trudeau (Justin’s father) an “assh0le”, to which Trudeau famously replied, “I’ve been called worse by better people.”

    • Sinbad2

      Yes I have always felt sorry for Canadians, they have the worst neighbours in the world.

  • Mateen Zaman

    He’ll with the U.S. and Canada if they treat China similarly as rest of the frightened world

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    maybe is time for both china and russia to stop warning and pussy cry and do something about what is attacking them.

    • Sinbad2

      They are, China is in the process of destroying the global economy, but they have managed to make the Americans look like the aggressors.
      Russia is buying as much gold as it can, because when the dollar Euro and Yen are worthless, whoever has the gold makes the rules.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        the global economy no they dont try to do that. The western bubble economy based on an endless debt, at the expense of every one else who trade with them yes that they will destroy and is not only china who does that is the whole of the free world that it does not happen to be the western stooges of NWO and globalization.

        Russia is not buying gold to rule the world is trading worthless IOUs from west not only american debt but all western debt she has for gold. It is not in the interest of china or russia to destroy global economy but to reset it back to the gold standard and bring some sanity back.

        Unless your idea is that the world begins and end within the globalists borders.

        • Sinbad2

          Yes return to a gold standard, but doing that would destroy the US economy.
          Obviously China does not want to destroy the global economy, but the US is hell bent on destroying China, and Russia.
          So they could allow a shooting war to start, but then the whole world would be the loser. Destroying the value of the US dollar would reduce American power, without killing most of the planet.
          Most of the global debt is in US dollars, destroy the value of the dollar, and you destroy the debt.
          The death of the US dollar would create a new global renaissance.

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            that’s the idea.

  • Brother Ma

    Trudeau turned out to be a bigger brown-noser than Harper. I never thought i would see it.
    Canada is all forprogress and freedom of course…as long as it isn’t against Uncle Sam’s interests. Hahah

  • Joe

    China can just call upon all overseas Chinese to act together both Canada and US be in problems.