China furious at Huawei executive's arrest in Canada


However, according to a recent report by The South China Morning Post, on October 29, Meng had told Huawei employees in an internal talk on compliance that there are scenarios where the company can weigh the costs and accept the risks of not meeting the requirements of the law.

It's still unclear how Meng's case will play out, but it could undermine talks between the United States and China aimed at defusing their damaging trade war. Bolton also reportedly said the economic changes the U.S. wants to see from China could affect the country's political structure, although that wasn't the aim.

"And they took this decision without any political involvement or interference".

"The arrest of Huawei's CFO Wanzhou Meng in Canada is both an opportunity & a challenge", he wrote.

Meng Wanzhou is facing extradition to the United States on charges which are said to relate to U.S. sanctions.

"We have a good judicial process in regards to the next steps".

Adding to that skepticism are concerns about how Meng's arrest could influence trade discussions between the two economic powers.

Mulroney said Canada should be prepared for "sustained fury" from the Chinese and said it will be portrayed in China as Canada kowtowing to Trump.

Reacting to the arrest, US Senator Ben Sasse told Associated Press that China was aggressively engaged in undermining US national security interests, often "using private sector entities".

Jones happened to be presenting his office's first report on cyber security threats assessment.

Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, faces possible extradition to the United States, according to Canadian authorities.

The arrest occurred on the same day that US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) agreed the trade dispute truce on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina.

The Chinese embassy in the Canadian capital Ottawa had also taken the floor and appealed to the United States of America "to correct the misstep and restore Mrs. Meng Wanzhou's personal freedom".

"We have made solemn representations to Canada and the U.S., demanding that both parties immediately clarify the reasons for the detention and immediately release the detainee to protect the person's legal rights", Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Geng Shuang (耿爽) told a regular press briefing in Beijing.

She was arrested while changing flights on Saturday.

The Ministry of Commerce indicated Beijing was trying to prevent the case from disrupting progress toward ending its technology battle with Washington. "We certainly don't inform the president on every one of them", he said.

Huawei is the biggest telecommunications equipment maker in the world and the second largest wireless phone maker. The Trump administration says they benefit from improper subsidies and market barriers.

The ban almost destroyed the Chinese technology company, forcing it to cease major operations in May.

The US has also restricted US firms from selling parts to Chinese chipmaker Fujian Jinhua.

USA leaders also worry that Beijing is using the growth of Chinese business overseas to gain strategic leverage.

"The United States is stepping up containment of China in all respects", said Zhu Feng, an worldwide relations expert at Nanjing University.

The arrest is a top trending topic on Chinese social media, BBC Monitoring says, with many users criticising the United States and Canada for what they call "low" and "bullying" tactics. US national Security officials were aware of the arrest prior to the news breaking Wednesday evening, a different source said. "But U.S. intelligence officials have been questioning Canada's ability as to whether it can actually test whether Huawei is being secure, or whether it's letting anything leak to the Chinese government".