CHINA China blasts US 'technology bullying' with Huawei CFO extradition

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China blasts US 'technology bullying' with Huawei CFO extradition

Xinhua

02:06, January 24, 2019

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BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday said the US plan to extradite Meng Wanzhou, Huawei chief financial officer, from Canada did not comply with international law or have legitimacy.

The remarks came as Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying reiterated China's position on the Meng Wanzhou case at a press briefing.

Hua said the US request for Meng's extradition was essentially related to US sanctions against Iran.

"Huawei has stated for many times that it has complied with all laws and regulations of the country in which it operates," Hua said.

She stressed that China had consistently opposed the US unilateral sanctions against Iran and unilateral sanctions against Iran outside the framework of the UN Security Council, which are not in line with international law and are opposed by the world, including US allies.

"Canada is also opposed to this issue," Hua said. "The US act is highly political which is essentially technology bullying, and its purpose is to do everything in its power to suppress Chinese high-tech enterprises and contain China's legitimate development rights."

She said people of insight and a sense of justice in the international community should resolutely oppose it.

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