Due to the capture of the chief financial officer of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei in Canada China has summoned the US Ambassador to Beijing Ministry of foreign Affairs. Previously had already been the canadian Ambassador was summoned to the. The Deputy foreign Minister, Le Yucheng have brought to the US diplomats Terry Branstad to "violent Protest", reported the official news Agency Xinhua.
Meng Wanzhou, Deputy Chairman of Huawei and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was at the instigation of American authorities on 1. December at the airport of Vancouver have been arrested, as they wanted to change to a different plane. The United States is accusing Huawei to have the use of a Hong Kong shell company equipment to Iran sold and thus against U.S. sanctions violate. Huawei denies it.
representatives of the canadian government argued at Mengs consulting, however, you are out on bail. There is a risk of absconding existed. The decision on their possible extradition to the United States could take months. In the United States, threatened her, according to the canadian justice more than 30 years in prison.
The Chinese government has Canada for the arrest criticized. The step will have "serious consequences", Xinhua reported.
Huawei is a key group for the Chinese economy. The company is behind Samsung and ahead of Apple the second largest Smartphone manufacturer in the world. In many countries, Huawei is accused of too great a proximity to the Chinese leadership and its security and intelligence services.