Huawei CFO seeks bail, cites health fears behind bars: Court documents

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A statement on the Chinese Foreign Ministry's website said that Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng called in Ambassador John McCallum on Saturday over the holding of Meng, who is reportedly suspected of trying to evade US trade curbs on Iran and is wanted by USA officials.

She was arrested last week while changing flights in Vancouver and is awaiting possible extradition to the U.S.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told Ambassador Terry Branstad that the USA had made an "unreasonable demand" to Canada of detaining Meng while she was passing through Vancouver, China's foreign ministry says.

Lu also said the Canadian government did not immediately notify the Chinese embassy or consulate about Meng's arrest, as it should have under a consular agreement.

Her family also sought leave to remain in Vancouver if she was granted bail, according to the court documents, with her husband saying he plans to bring the couple's daughter to Vancouver to attend school during the duration of the trial. She says she was taken to hospital for the treatment of hypertension after her arrest, and is seeking release prior to an extradition hearing.

The hearing is to resume Monday.

Previously, details surrounding why Meng, 46, had been detained were limited due to a press ban.

A Canadian prosecutor asked a court Friday to reject Meng's bail request. The ban was lifted on Friday.

British Columbia said in a statement Sunday it cancelled a trade mission to China because of Meng's detention.

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In a statement to several media outlets, Huawei said, "We have every confidence that the Canadian and USA legal systems will reach the right conclusion".

The company has said it was "not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng" and that it "complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates".

In Canadian court papers made public on Friday, an investigation by USA authorities found Huawei operated Skycom as an "unofficial subsidiary" to conduct business in Iran. The U.S. wants her extradited.

Last week, BT Group in the United Kingdom said it will be stripping Huawei equipment from its mobile carrier EE's 3G and 4G core networks, and will not be using the Chinese technology giant for its 5G networks. She faces extradition to the USA over the reported sanctions violations.

Huawei is one of the world's largest telecommunications equipment and services providers.

But concerns that Huawei devices pose national security risks have hurt its ability to grow overseas. "There isn't a single company in China that doesn't have to do whatever the government tells them to do".

China Daily accused the USA administration of trying to limit the use of Huawei technologies -the biggest global supplier of network gear for phone and internet companies - in order to reserve that spot for its own companies, adding: "The latest move targeting Huawei is nasty".

But White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told Fox News on Sunday that Trump did not know about the arrest as he met with Xi.

Meng was arrested in Vancouver while changing planes on December 1, the same day that U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed to a truce in their trade battle and gave negotiators three months to find a compromise.

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