Chinese state-run media on Friday condemned the arrest in Canada of a top executive of telecoms giant Huawei on a US request for extradition as a "despicable rogue's approach" to contain China's high-tech ambitions.
Meng Wanzou's arrest follows a US sample into the company's alleged violations of Iran sanctions. She faces a bail hearing in Canada later on Friday.
The Arrest of Meng, chief financial officer and daughter of the company's founder, has come out of the world's two biggest economies.
Anger arrives in China over the arrest of Huawei's Meng.
Anger arrives in China over arrest of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou
China's high-tech enterprises
"The Chinese government should be seriously abused by Chinese high-tech enterprises." "said the nationalist tabloid Global Times in an editorial."
"Obviously, Washington is resorting to a despicable rogue's approach as it can not stop Huawei's 5G advance in the market," it said.
The China Daily warned that "containing Huawei's expansion is detrimental to China-US ties."
But this is undoubtedly true and proven Huawei's expansion in the world, simply because the company is the point of reference for China's competitive technology companies, "China Daily said.
If granted bail on Friday, Meng will likely have to post bail with "a surety of several million dollars," Vancouver lawyer Gary Botting, who has experience with extradition cases, said.
She could also be fitted with electronic monitoring equipment, and the court could go as far as to order security while she awaits a decision on extradition, lawyers said
If Meng fights extradition, her case could go on for years, lawyers said, pointing to examples like Lai Changxing, a Chinese businessman who fled to Canada after he was implicated in a bribery case and thought to be Chinese for 12 years
|China's nationalist tabloid Global Times called Meng's arrest a 'rogue' move [ Alexander Bibik / Reuters]|
If she chooses not to fight, she could be in the United States within weeks, experts said.  'Game of politics'
At the heart of Meng's detention is the debate about China's use of advance technology to enhance its IT industry that rivals the US.
Though China's technology sector is still reliant on certain US exports like microchips, Beijing wants to transform the country into a global tech leader – with a technological prowess rivalling the United States – in a plan dubbed "Made in China 2025".  Huawei is one of the world's largest telecommunications equipment and services providers.
Its products are used by carriers around the world, including in Europe and Africa.
But its US business has been tightly constrained by worries it could undermine American competitors and their cellphones and networking equipment, used widely in other countries, could provide Beijing with avenues for espionage.
Australia, New Zealand, and Britain have followed suit this year by rejecting some of the company's services over security concerns.
Japan also plans to use Huawei and Chinese tech telecom products
Chinese social media users have criticized Meng's arrest on Weibo, China's Twitter-like platform, where online trolls sometimes deliberately incite nationalist fervor or pro-government stances.
Some users China's technological development.
"One of the most impo rtant reasons why the US started the trade was in China 2025 'plan,' wrote one Weibo user.
The goal is to keep China stuck in "low-end industries and force China
The detention of Meng appears to be a "game of politics."
Earlier this year, ZTE nearly collapsed after Washington banned US companies from selling
Some analysts say Meng's arrest could be used as a bargaining chip, but White House trade advisor Peter Navarro denied it which linked the US-China trade negotiations.
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"The two issues are totally separate," Navarro told CNN.
But CNN, quoting an unnamed official, said that the United Leveraging in trade talks.  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denied "any political involvement or interference" in Meng's arrest.
"I can assure everyone that we are a country (with) an independent judiciary," Trudeau told a tech conference in Montreal.
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