Chinese media beat the US over the arrest of senior Huawei chairman Meng Wanzhou, who accuses the country of "hooliganism" to suppress the Chinese telecom giant at the center of what is becoming a major diplomatic incident State-led China Daily said the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer appeared to be part of US efforts to stem the company, which is the world's largest telecommunications equipment company, and its second largest handset manufacturer.
One thing that is undoubtedly true and proven is that the US is trying hard to stem Huawei's expansion in the world, simply because the company is the key point for China's competitive technology companies, "he said Editorial.
State-run The global daily Global Times said, "Obviously, Washington is resorting to a despicable rogue approach as it can not stop 5G's Huawei lead on the market."
The rhetoric came as a Japanese media report The country would actually ban the government's purchase of Huawei's telecommunications products for fear of intelligence and cyber-attacks. The report follows a US decision this year to ban government purchases of Huawei equipment.
China has called for the immediate release of Meng, the company founder's daughter, and a former Chinese Army officer. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 and has to be extradited to the US for alleged sanctions violations.
Beijing has asked both Ottawa and Washington to immediately clarify the reasons for Meng's detention and their immediate release. China's embassy in Canada has described that the acts "seriously violated human rights". 19659008 On Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Meng's arrest was not political.
"Of course, there was no arrest or involvement at the political level in this decision because we respect the independence of our lawsuits.
The arrest of Meng threatens to derail a fragile ceasefire in a US-China trade war. US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had agreed to give their negotiating partners 90 days to settle trade disputes between the two countries.
Markets were quieter on Friday after losing news after the arrests on Thursday. In late morning trading in Hong Kong and Shanghai, stock prices saw early gains.
The Global Times said in a separate editorial on Friday: "We believe that the US government, like China, is ready to end the trade war. It just wants to get as many conditions as possible. This is a highly sensitive process in which the negotiating teams on both sides are fighting. "