Meng, one of the vice chairs on the company's board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested on December 1 at the request of US authorities and a court hearing has been set for Friday, a Canadian Justice Department spokesman said.
"The appropriate authorities took the decisions in this case without any political involvement or interference. The Chinese side firmly opposes and strongly protests over such kind of actions which seriously harmed the human rights of the victim", the Middle Kingdom's officials said in a statement via their Canadian embassy.
Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Thursday that China was in contact over the case of Meng Wanzhou with both Canada and the US, which requested her detention on suspicion of trying to evade USA curbs on trade with Iran.
National security adviser John Bolton did not know about the arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive before President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Argentina, a spokesperson for Bolton told CBS News.
The Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies has been arrested in Canada.
The Chinese tech giant released a statement saying it is unaware of any wrongdoing by Meng.
Companies are barred from using the US financial system to funnel goods and services to sanctioned entities.
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"Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the UN, US and European Union", it added.
Huawei has clarified from their end that she faces unspecified charges in the NY.
The recent trade sanctions from the United States on Huawei is getting much worse. USA authorities seized a laptop that contained a "treasure trove" of evidence of ZTE's illegal business in Iran, one of the sources said.
It sells more smartphones than Apple (AAPL) and builds telecommunications networks in countries around the world. "U.S. President Donald Trump should rein in the hostile activities of some Americans who may imperil Sino-U.S. relations".
Perhaps the most striking detail of the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Canada was that it took place on the same day that leaders from the USA and China were engaged in delicate trade talks in Buenos Aires.
Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested Meng for possible extradition to the United States.
That was until her shock arrest in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities on Wednesday, a move that has entangled her in the protracted diplomatic tensions between Washington and Beijing.
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The New York Times said the company had been subpoenaed by the US Department of Commerce and the US Department of the Treasury over alleged contraventions of Iran and North Korea sanctions.
There have been reports that Huawei has intelligence ties with the Chinese government, sometimes citing Ren's previous military service, but there is no proof, Jiang said.
"If someone from the United States is hoping to use threats to an individual's personal safety in order to add weight in the talks, then they have most certainly miscalculated", he said.
As parts of the world moves to ban Huawei Technologies Co. out of security concerns, Canada has embraced the Chinese company.
Bolton told NPR that Huawei has represented "enormous concerns for years" for the U.S. over the theft of American intellectual property and forced technology transfers, two notable issues the administration is seeking to resolve as part of the trade negotiations.
"I'd rather not get into the specifics of law enforcement matters". Trump restored access after ZTE agreed to pay a $1 billion fine, replace its executive team and embed a USA -chosen compliance team in the company.
In a filing with the agency, Huawei said the defence Bill shouldn't apply to disbursements of the communications subsidy.
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