HUAWEI AR­REST A ‘ROGUE’ ACT, SAYS CHINA

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Chi­nese state-run me­dia on Fri­day con­demned the ar­rest in Canada of a top ex­ec­u­tive of tele­com gi­ant Huawei on a US ex­tra­di­tion re­quest as a “de­spi­ca­ble rogue’s ap­proach” to con­tain Chi­nese high-tech am­bi­tions.

The ar­rest of Meng Wanzhou, chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer and daugh­ter of the com­pany’s founder, has an­gered the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment and raised con­cerns that it could dis­rupt a trade war truce be­tween the US and China.

Canada de­fended the ar­rest, say­ing there was no po­lit­i­cal mo­ti­va­tion, and a se­nior ad­vi­sor to US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump de­nied it was linked to US-China trade talks. But Chi­nese me­dia cast the move as an as­sault on the de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try’s high-tech in­dus­try.

“The Chi­nese gov­ern­ment should se­ri­ously mull over the US ten­dency to abuse le­gal pro­ce­dures to sup­press China’s high-tech en­ter­prises,” said the na­tion­al­ist tabloid Global Times in an edi­to­rial. “Wash­ing­ton is re­sort­ing to a de­spi­ca­ble rogue’s ap­proach as it can­not stop Huawei’s 5G ad­vance in the mar­ket,” it said.

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