Canada has arrested the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. The US Justice Department has requested the extradition of Meng Wanzhou on charged of violating US sanctions on Iran.
A judge in Vancouver has granted bail to top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, despite concerns she poses a flight risk. Chinese-Canadian relations have taken a downward turn after Canada arrested the senior executive.
Freeland, speaking alongside US counterpart Mike Pompeo, said it was a point of agreement between the allies. Earlier Friday, Canada said its ambassador was given access to one of two Canadians jailed in China this week.
China claims Canada has violated the rights of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested as she passed through Vancouver on December 1. US and Chinese sources say her arrest is not linked to trade negotiations.
Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were seized by Chinese state security forces for "endangering national security." The move sees Canada being pulled into the tug of war between the US and China.
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