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Published: 15:31, August 26, 2021 | Updated: 23:20, August 26, 2021
China urges Canada to release Meng Wanzhou
By Zhou Jin and Sun Chi
Published:15:31, August 26, 2021 Updated:23:20, August 26, 2021 By Zhou Jin and Sun Chi

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her Vancouver home to attend her last extradition hearing in British Columbia Supreme Court, on Aug 18, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada. (DON MACKINNON / AFP)

China's Foreign Ministry said China never allows its citizens to fall prey to political persecution of other countries, and urged Canada to withdraw Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's arrest warrant, release Meng and ensure her safe return to China, after she was arbitrarily detained for 1,000 days.

Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu expressed his concern in a phone call with Wanzhou on Wednesday, the 1,000th day of her custody in Canada, according to the website of China's embassy in Canada.

Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu expressed his concern in a phone call with Meng Wanzhou on Wednesday, the 1,000th day of her custody in Canada

Cong expressed profound sympathy and care to Meng, saying the Chinese side strongly condemns the wrong actions of Canada.

He emphasized that the Chinese government resolutely upholds the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens and businesses. Any attempt to bully and oppress the Chinese people will be severely answered.

Cong said China will continue to urge the Canadian side to face squarely the severe mistake they have made, the political nature of the relevant incidents, the solemn stance of the Chinese side and the strong will of the 1.4 billion-plus Chinese people, and make the right decision as early as possible to release Meng.

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