Chinese state media have condemned the arrest in Canada of a senior executive of the telecommunications giant Huawei on a US extradition request as "despicable rogue" to contain Chinese high-tech ambitions.
The arrest of Meng Wanzou follows a US investigation into alleged violations of the Iranian sanctions company.
The arrest of Meng, chief financial officer and daughter of the company's founder, has angered the Chinese government and raised concern that it could break a truce war trade between the two largest economies in the world.
On Thursday, Canada defended the arrest by saying that there were no political motives, and a senior US President's adviser Donald Trump denied that he was tied to commercial talks between China and the US.
Rage in China for the arrest of Huawei Meng Wanzhou
But the Chinese media have launched the move as an assault on the development of the country's high-tech industry.
"The Chinese government should seriously rebuke the US tendency to abuse legal procedures to suppress Chinese high-tech enterprises," said the Global Times nationalist tabloid in an editorial.
"Obviously, Washington resorts to a despicable thief approach because it can not stop the progress of Huawei's 5Gs on the market," he said.
China Daily warned that "containing Huawei's expansion is detrimental to the ties between China and the United States".
The US authorities have not disclosed the allegations that she faces following a publication ban sought by Meng.
But "something that is undoubtedly true and proven The United States is trying to do everything possible to contain the expansion of Huawei in the world, simply because society is the key man for companies competitive technologies of China, "said China Daily.
If he granted the bail on Friday, Meng will probably have To publish the bail with "a multi-million dollar guarantee," Vancouver lawyer Gary Botting, who has experience with extradition cases, said. He would also have to give up his passport, he said.
It could also be equipped with electronic monitoring equipment, and the court could get to the point of ordering security to check it while waiting for a decision on extradition, the lawyers said
Se Meng fights the war. extradition, his case could go on for years, lawyers said, pointing to examples like Lai Changxing, a Chinese business man who fled to Canada after being involved in a corruption case and fighting extradition in China for 12 years.
|The Global Times Chinese nationalist tabloid has defined Meng's arrest as a "rogue" move [ Alexander Bibik / Reuters]|
If he chooses not to fight, he may be in the United States within a few weeks , experts said.  "Game of politics"
At the heart of Meng's detention is the debate on the use of advanced technology by China to improve its IT industry competing with the United States.
Although the Chinese technology sector is still dependent on certain US exports as microchips, Beijing wants to turn the country into a global technology leader – with a technological skill that competes with the United States – in a defined plan "Made in China 2025 ".  Chinese technology companies face US censorship
Huawei is one of the largest telecommunications equipment and services providers in the world. Its products are used by carriers all over the world, including in Europe and Africa.
But its activities in the United States have been strictly limited by concerns that could weaken American competitors and that its cell phones and network equipment, widely used in other countries, could provide Beijing with espionage
Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain have followed the example by rejecting some of the company's services for security problems.
Japan also plans to ban the government's use of telecom products made by Huawei and Chinese technology ZTE company, Japanese media Yomiuri Shimbun reported yesterday.
Chinese social media users have criticized Meng's arrest on Weibo, the Twitter-like Chinese platform, where online trolls sometimes deliberately incite nationalist fervor or pro-government positions.
saw the incident as part of the trade war – and a larger conspiracy to curb China's technological development.
"One of the best reasons The reasons why the US started the trade war were the attack on the Chinese technology sector and the" Made in China 2025 "plan, wrote a Weibo user.
The goal is to keep China stuck in "low-end industries and to force China into the middle income trap".
Meng's detention seems to be a "political game", wrote another user .
At the beginning of this year, ZTE nearly collapsed after Washington prohibited US companies from selling crucial hardware and software components to it for seven years, even though the ban was revoked after he agreed to pay $ 1 billion.
Some analysts say that Meng's arrest could be used as currency, but the White House commercial adviser, Peter Navarro, denied he was connected to the negotiations trade between the United States and China.
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"The two issues are completely separate," Navarro told CNN.
But CNN, citing an unnamed official, said the United States The States saw the arrest as a lever for trade negotiations  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also denied "any involvement or interference politics "in the arrest of Meng.
"I can assure everyone that we are a country (with) an independent judiciary," Trudeau told a technical conference in Montreal  Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said he knew that Canada was planning to arrest Meng, but refused to discuss specifics of the case.