On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of United States lawmakers introduced bills that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei, ZTE Corp or other Chinese firms that violate USA sanctions or export control laws.
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada last month.
Huawei is racing to partner with Canadian telcos to develop 5G technology, the fifth-generation mobile network that could be 100 times faster than current technology and spur breakthrough advances in such things as autonomous vehicles.
China's ambassador to Canada warned the Canadian government Thursday to stop recruiting worldwide support in its feud with China and threatened retaliation if Canada bans Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei for security reasons.
As the Journal noted, there is pressure growing in Congress to pass a law banning the export of USA products to companies that violate worldwide sanctions - with Huawei and fellow Chinese tech company ZTE clearly the target.
Germany is considering ways to block Huawei from its next generation mobile phone network, according to reports.
As detailed in the press release, the "Telecommunications Denial Order Enforcement Act" follows the apprehension of the Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Canada after USA law enforcement agencies requested her arrest because of allegedly evading US sanctions against Iran.
USA backs Canada as China questions motivations in Schellenberg case
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke Tuesday about Schellenberg's case, according to a statement from the U.S. The Dec. 1 arrest of Meng, the tech giant's chief financial officer, has infuriated Beijing .
Freeland said the detained Canadians will be at the top of her agenda when she visits Davos for the World Economic Forum next week. "We hope Canada thinks twice before making any actions", he said.
She said Canada instead poses a threat to Chinese by detaining a Chinese citizen for "no reason".
Huawei fought against the allegations from T-Mobile, saying that nothing was stolen from T-Mobile as videos of Tappy can be easily found on YouTube.
The Chinese government retaliated against the arrest by detaining Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, about a month ago, claiming he's a national security risk.
On Wednesday, as she and her family were changing flights in Beijing on their return trip to Canada, Wang said half a dozen Chinese agents boarded her flight, took her and her daughter into custody again, and separated them from her husband.
The University of Oxford said on Thursday it has stopped accepting funding from China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the leading global supplier of telecoms network equipment, after scrutiny over the company's relationship with China's government.
China also sentenced another Canadian, Robert Schellenberg, to death on Monday in a sudden retrial of his drug-smuggling case. "Notwithstanding the work of this committee in the USA, we also have a body of evidence in terms of the experience of other Canadian companies and 140-plus countries around the world where Huawei's involved".