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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 16 January 2019

China summons US ambassador over Huawei scandal 

China's foreign ministry threatened further measures on the US, saying it depended on their actions

United State's Ambassador to China was summoned by China over the arrest of Huawei's CFO. AFP
United State's Ambassador to China was summoned by China over the arrest of Huawei's CFO. AFP

China's foreign ministry called in the US ambassador on Sunday to lodge a "strong protest" over the arrest in Canada of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer and said the United States should withdraw its arrest warrant.

Further measures will depend on US actions, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told Terry Brandstad, the US ambassador, China's Foreign Ministry added.

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's global chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada on December 1 and faces extradition to the United States, which alleges that she covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions.

The executive is also the daughter of the founder of Huawei.

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Updated: December 9, 2018 06:36 PM

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