Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Monday that the Justice Department had unsealed two indictments with a total of 23 charges against Huawei, its subsidiaries and Meng Wanzhou for conspiring to steal trade secrets and sanctions violations.
"We again urge the US side to withdraw the arrest warrant for Mrs Meng and not to send an extradition request in order to avoid going further down this erroneous path", Geng said.
The spokesman added that the United States and Canada have abused a bilateral extradition treaty and used unreasonable preventive measures against a Chinese citizen, which is a gross violation of her legal rights.
"For some time, the US side has been using state resources to blacken and attack Chinese companies, trying to strangle the legal business of companies. There are strong political motives behind these actions", the spokesman noted.
Huawei has recently faced allegations that it is linked to the Chinese government and has been spying on its behalf, something that the company has vehemently denied. Last year, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States banned the Chinese telecommunications giant from participating in government contracts.
Just a few days after Meng's arrest, the Chinese authorities detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor for allegedly posing a threat to the country's security. Beijing denied, however, that the detention had anything to do with Meng's case.