December 12, 2018 / 7:17 AM / a year ago

China welcomes any effort to move Huawei case toward resolution

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang answers questions about a major bus accident in North Korea, during a news conference in Beijing, China April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Canada’s arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive with Chinese tech giant Huawei, was a mistake from the start, and welcomed any efforts to move the case toward a correct resolution.

Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comment at a regular press briefing after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would intervene with the U.S. Justice Department in the case if it would help secure a trade deal with China.

Meng was arrested on Dec. 1 in Vancouver at Washington’s request, and was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday while she awaits proceedings on whether she will be extradited to the United States.

Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Robert Birsel

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