"It's an abuse of the bilateral extradition treaty between the United States and Canada", Hua said.
Robert Long and Ada Yu hold signs in favor of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou outside her bail hearing at British Columbia Superior Courts in Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 11, 2018.
The US now plans to formally request Meng's extradition from Canada to the US, MacNaughton told The Globe and Mail, without specifying when the Americans would start the process.
Meng has been living under house arrest in her Vancouver mansion while her case is under deliberation.
Meng's arrest has infuriated China, which has since detained two Canadians, plunging Canada-China diplomatic relations to a new low.
In an interview with the Globe and Mail, MacNaughton said that when he discussed the case with US officials, he made it clear that Canada doesn't relish its role in the worldwide drama around Meng.
Former foreign minister Gareth Evans is among almost 150 scholars and former diplomats globally who have signed an open letter urging China's President Xi Jinping to "immediately release" two Canadians detained amid a worsening dispute between Beijing and Ottawa.
The United States must file a formal request for extradition by January 30.
For its part, the Chinese communication giant expressed hope that the U.S. and Canada would soon agree to free Meng: "Huawei hopes that the USA and the Canadian governments would be able to make Miss Meng free again as soon as possible. "(The Americans) are the ones seeking to have the full force of American law brought against (Ms. Meng) and yet we are the ones who are paying the price.
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China will "take revenge" if Meng was not completely freed, Hu Xijin, editor of the Global Times, said in a video posted at the time of the men's arrest.
The US is expected to soon file a formal request for the extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, Canadian media report.
"The Trump administration has practised - not only with the indictment of this Huawei executive, but also with a number of intelligence officials and other foreign actors - this policy of aggressively pursuing the enemies of the United States", Bruen said.
China's ambassador to Canada warned last week of repercussions if the federal government bars Huawei from supplying equipment for faster, more resilient communications systems than cellphone users have now.
"I think the Trump administration expects that Ottawa will bend to their will, they expect that Beijing is going to bend to their will on the trade front", he said.
The letter signed by academics and former diplomats said the arrests of the two will lead to "less dialogue and greater distrust, and undermine efforts to manage disagreements and identify common ground".
Hua called on both countries to drop the case, saying Meng's arrest was a "serious mistake".
Huawei has always maintained that it is a private company, owned by its employees, with no ties to the Chinese government.
"We operate our business globally, and in every country we fully comply with local laws and regulations", Liang said, adding the company welcomed requests to see the tech giant's product development business as well as other units. "We have every confidence that the Canadian and USA legal systems will reach a just conclusion", the Chinese multinational said in a statement to CNBC.