Huawei said it has no comment on the ongoing legal proceedings, while the U.S. Justice Department officials could not be immediately reached for comment. "Canada Extradition Treaty", Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi said in a statement. Two: there is an extraterritorial aspect to her case.
Robert Bothwell, a professor at the University of Toronto, said McCallum has always been somewhat autonomous and said his behavior when he was a lawmaker for Markham is what he would expect from someone who represented a largely Chinese-Canadian constituency.
The U.S. Justice Department has until January 30 to file a formal extradition request and Canadian officials will then take up to a month to decide whether an extradition hearing is warranted. "We have to be very, very careful as a country and our government needs to be taking this very, very seriously".
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office in Vancouver, Dec. 12, 2018.
"They think they can perhaps impact us with the noise and harm us, but we have a very good reputation, a very good reputation", said Richard Yu, head of Huawei's consumer business and executive director of the board.
"I know this has angered China but we have a system of extradition treaty a system of rules of law which are above the government, the government can not change these things", he said.
But Carter said McCallum's remarks went much further.
"The detention of Ms. Meng is a criminal justice matter exclusively". She isn't accused of anything in Canada. "We hope that both Canada and the United States will recognise the serious nature of this incident and take steps to correct their mistakes". "She has had and will continue to have full access to the Canadian judicial system, which is impartial and objective".
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She said she wasn't sure how her niece and Theriot met, but that she believed the relationship was relatively new. Authorities say he is considered armed and risky and was driving a 2004 Dodge pickup, gray and silver in color.
"Our focus remains making sure that the Canadians arbitrarily detained in China have their rights respected and, indeed, that they have an opportunity to get home as soon as possible".
Canada is also in the middle of deciding whether to restrict or ban Huawei from its 5G networks. "It is not good for the image and the reputation of these companies, and therefore for China".
Hua told the press, "China will of course take action in response to measures taken by the US". McCallum's comments could cause China to make assumptions about the potential for a political intervention at that stage, Burton said. The prime minister declined to say.
McCallum also said extradition "would not be a happy outcome", a comment that could irritate the Trump administration, which has generally cool relations with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government.
Huawei said it has already signed 30 agreements to build up 5G networks, making it a leader in the field.
"This is a type of technological bullying behaviour and everyone can clearly see the real goal", said Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a regular press briefing. McCallum cited the different views in his press conference.
It also said that China should prepare for more complicated games.
The news of the impending extradition comes one day after some 140 diplomats and scholars wrote a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping appealing for the release of two Canadian prisoners. She next appears in court on February 6. Another in March will begin to deal with extradition, but any trial is still months away, he said. In this regards, the stakes could not be higher for China on the one hand and Canada and the United States on the other. "This is a hiccup along the road".