A Chinese statement said Meng did not break any US or Canadian laws and that Beijing expected Canada to "immediately correct the mistake" and release her from custody.
Geng told reporters on Thursday that neither Canada or the USA had so far responded to China's concerns, reports the Associated Press. News of Meng's arrest provoked an immediate protest from the Chinese embassy in Canada, demanding the USA and its neighbor "rectify wrongdoings" and free Meng. He declined to give further details, given that Meng faces a bail hearing on Friday.
Houlden added that Canada "doesn't have much wiggle room" when it comes to extradition requests from south of the border, noting that a Canadian judge does not have to rule on Wanzhou's guilt or innocence before handing her over to USA authorities for trial.
The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa said her human rights were violated and demanded she be freed.
Ms Meng's detention also raised concerns about potential retaliation from Beijing in Canada, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to distance himself from the arrest.
"We can expect China to retaliate against Canada very vigorously", he said by email. As for Hauwei and Beijing's attitude towards the US, that's another story, he said.
According to Reuters, she was arrested as part of an USA investigation into an alleged scheme by Huawei to use HSBC for possible illegal dealings involving Iran, circumventing us sanctions.
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Connor Campbell, an analysts at Spreadex, wrote: "The Huawei arrest appears to be the straw that broke the camel's back".
Huawei issued a statement saying Meng was changing flights in Canada when she was detained "on behalf of the United States of America" to face "unspecified charges" in NY.
Meng's arrest is related to alleged violations of USA sanctions, according to Reuters news agency.
The handset and telecommunications equipment maker said it complies with all applicable export control and sanctions laws and U.S. and other regulations.
Asian stock markets tumbled on the news, fearing renewed U.S.
President Trump's national security adviser told NPR during a sit-down interview that he was aware of the arrest while he was having dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping. -Chinese tensions that threaten global economic growth. It should increase interaction with the US and exert pressure when necessary. He said his office got "a few days' notice that this was in the works" but he emphasized the actions of law enforcement officials are independent from politics.
Trump's tariff hikes on Chinese imports stemmed from complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.
Huawei is not listed, but China's second-largest telecom equipment maker, ZTE Corp, sank almost 6 percent in Hong Kong while most of the nearby national bourses lost at least 2 percent.
The charges remain unknown due to a court restriction but the USA has been investigating Huawei over possible violation of Iran sanctions.
Earlier this year, the United States imposed a seven-year ban on the sale of crucial USA components to Chinese smartphone maker ZTE after finding it had failed to take action against staff who were responsible for violating trade sanctions against Iran and North Korea. But the company said early this year it had become the 25th largest research and development funder in Canada, thanks to partnerships with local universities.
Canada's top cyber official said the country is prepared for possible retaliation from Beijing for the arrest of Huawei's CFO.