Trump says he would intervene in Huawei case to help China deal

Trump says he would intervene in Huawei case to help China deal

Trump says he would intervene in Huawei case to help China deal

And this has been a big problem that we've had in so many different ways with so many companies from China and from other places.

"I don't want to speculate as to what's behind it but I am prepared to be categorical about what's not behind it, and what's not behind it is any illegal activity or endangering of Chinese national security", Malley told Reuters news agency.

Meng was jailed based on a USA warrant for her arrest after an investigation allegedly found that she had defrauded banks to help Huawei do business with Iran.

Ms Meng was detained as part of a USA investigation on December 1 as she was changing planes in Vancouver.

US President Donald Trump now says he is willing to intervene in the case.

Richard McGregor, from the Lowy Institute, said China had taken Mr Kovrig hostage in response to the detention of the Huawei executive in a simple "tit for tat" move. In May, the US Commerce Department leveled a ban against fellow Chinese telecom equipment provider ZTE for failing to follow through on a settlement made with the US for selling equipment to Iran and North Korea.

The case against Meng stems from a 2013 Reuters report here about Huawei's close ties to Hong Kong-based Skycom Tech Co Ltd, which attempted to sell U.S. equipment to Iran despite United States and European Union bans.

An ICG spokesman said that the organisation has had a presence in China since 2007 but closed their Beijing office in 2016 due to changes in Chinese laws around NGOs.

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Reports of Kovrig's detention come after China warned Canada of consequences for its recent arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver's airport.

Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, who now works in China for a conflict resolution think tank, was the person detained, 2 sources said. China's party-controlled press has compared Meng's arrest to a hostage-taking and a kidnapping.

She must remain in Canada and be accompanied by security guards when she leaves her residence.

Mr Kovrig previously worked as a diplomat in Beijing, Hong Kong and at the United Nations in NY.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced concern over the detention. Asked if he had spoken with President Xi Jinping about the matter, Trump responded: "They have not called me yet".

The International Crisis Group said Kovrig was on a regular visit to Beijing when he taken into custody Monday night by the Beijing Bureau of Chinese State Security, which handles intelligence and counterintelligence matters in the Chinese capital.

"There is no coincidence in China", Saint-Jacques told AFP.

"The Chinese side resolutely opposes this and strongly urges the U.S. to attach great importance to China's solemn stance and immediately take measures to correct wrong practices and withdraw arrest warrants against Chinese citizens", Le added.

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