China blasts US ‘bullying’ with extradition bid

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- Post Report, BEIJING

Jan 24, 2019-

China on Wednesday accused the United States of “bullying behaviour” after US authorities confirmed plans to seek the extradition of a top Chinese telecom executive detained in Canada. The United States faces a January 30 deadline to file an extradition request for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, whose arrest last month sparked diplomatic tensions. “We will continue to pursue the extradition of defendant Ms Meng Wanzhou, and will meet all deadlines set by the US/Canada Extradition Treaty,” said US Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi on Tuesday. Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, was arrested at Vancouver airport on December 1 at the request of the United States, which says she violated American sanctions on Iran. She has since been freed on Can$10 million ($7.5 million) bail and is awaiting a hearing on her extradition.    (Agencies)

Published: 24-01-2019 11:03

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