Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad on Sunday and lodged solemn representations and strong protests against the detention of a senior executive of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. by the Canadian authorities at the unreasonable behest of the United States.
What the United States has done severely violates Chinese citizen's legitimate rights and interests, and is vile in nature, said Le in a statement.
China firmly opposes the United States' moves and strongly urges the U.S. side to attach great importance to China's solemn stance, take immediate measures to correct the wrong practices, and withdraw the arrest warrant against the Chinese citizen, he said.
"China will respond further according to the U.S. side's actions," Le added.