China's foreign ministry called on Canada to immediately release Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer on Saturday, warning that otherwise it would face consequences.
The ministry said in a statement that Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng had issued the warning to Canada's ambassador in Beijing, summoning him to lodge a "strong protest".
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's global chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 and faces extradition to the United States, which alleges that she covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions.
The executive is also the daughter of the founder of Huawei.
(With inputs from agencies.)