China says US, Canada abused extradition agreement over Huawei executive Meng

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China said on Tuesday that the United States and Canada had abused their extradition agreement in the case of arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, after Canada's ambassador to the United States said it would proceed with formal extradition.

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a regular briefing and also reiterated China's call for Meng to be released.

Any person with fair judgment would come to the conclusion that Canada was mistaken in its actions, Hua added.

The United States will proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Meng, the daughter of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd founder Ren Zhengfei, Canada's ambassador to the United States told the Globe and Mail newspaper in an interview published on Monday.

In a statement to CNBC, Huawei said: "We are aware of the report in question and are closely monitoring the situation. Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries and regions where we operate, including export control and sanction laws of the UN, US, and EU. We have every confidence that the Canadian and US legal systems will reach a just conclusion."

—CNBC's Yolande Chee contributed to this report.