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>> Miss Meng, what's your reaction to being granted bail today?>> Dodging cameras and ignoring questions, Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou was seen leaving a Canadian courtroom after being released on bail Tuesday evening. But Chinese officials say her arrest in itself was a mistake from the start. Reuters Christian Shepherd reports from Beijing.
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>> China's foreign ministry mostly reiterated their previous positions in response to Trump's comments about intervening in the case. They said that it was a mistake, they said that she should be let go as soon as possible, but they also went a bit further and they said that they would welcome any moves by a top US leader that would try and move towards this release.
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>> That statement on Wednesday came just hours after Donald Trump spoke out on the subject as well. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, the US president said he would intervene with the Justice Department on her case if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with Beijing.
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Meng was detained for over a week and faces possible extradition to the US. American officials say she misled multinational banks about Iran-linked transactions, putting the banks at risk of violating US sanctions. It's added yet another point of tension between Washington and Beijing, with a source telling Reuters earlier that the US is considering issuing a new warning to its citizens traveling to China about the risks of retaliation.
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On Tuesday, Canada confirmed that one of its citizens, a former Canadian diplomat, was detained there.>> Still haven't been many details released about the case of Michael Kovrig, the former Canadian diplomat who has been detained in Beijing. Diplomats in Beijing, however, are calling the case a form of kidnapping.
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Others are calling it something like a hostage situation. So there's some strong language being used here.>> However the Canadian government says it sees no explicit connection to the Huawei case, and Beijing alleges he may have broken Chinese law.