A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (23 December) on the recent arrests in Canada and China:
The German Government is convinced Canada will ensure that Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, has a fair, unbiased and transparent judicial procedure. Her questioning and subsequent release on bail are part of a regular process that adheres to the rule of law. Canada is meeting its international obligations by fulfilling the provisions of its extradition treaty with the United States. We share Canada’s deep conviction that the rule of law is the foundation of all free societies. We are very concerned that the arrests of two Canadians in China may be politically motivated. We urge that they be treated fairly and in compliance with the rule of law.