Chinese experts say Canada succumbed to U.S. bullying in Meng Wanzhou case
Updated 02:58, 28-May-2020

Chinese experts say Canada has "completely surrendered its self-proclaimed judicial and diplomatic independence to U.S. bullying."

On Wednesday, a Canadian court ruled to keep Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in custody and allow her U.S. extradition proceedings to continue.

The U.S. accuses Meng of fraud and want her to stand trial.

This ruling foreshadows the "worst-ever" China-Canada ties, Zhi Zhenfeng, a legal expert at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, told the Chinese state-owned newspaper Global Times.

He called the ruling "unjustified," and said the case will now proceed to the next phase.

"The local court still needs to hear appeals such as whether the Canadian officials detained Meng for substantive reasons and based on the legal process." Zhi said.

Meng was arrested by Canadian authorities in late 2018 at the request of the U.S. over charges of violating U.S. unilateral sanctions toward Iran.

The arrest sparked outrage among the Chinese officials and public.