At a regular meeting of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held on the afternoon of 23 May, foreign media reporters sought confirmation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this matter. Spokesperson Hua Chunying responded that China and the United States maintained communication on economic and trade consultation, I have not heard of any changes.
Ive seen reports in this area, and Ive noticed that in fact American officials have come out to clarify it. In reply to the reporter, Hua Chunying said, As far as I know, according to the previous introduction by the spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce, the two sides have maintained communication on Sino-US economic and trade consultation, and have not heard of any changes.
The Financial Times quoted Chief Economic Adviser Kudrow of the White House as saying in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday afternoon that the White House had never scheduled such a meeting and denied any cancellation. The story has not changed, and we are moving towards negotiations.
Does Mengs extradition to the United States affect Sino-US economic and trade negotiations? Chinese response
Q: If Meng Wanzhou was extradited to the United States, would it affect the Sino-US economic and trade negotiations?
A: As I have said, this incident is a serious mistake. We ask the US side to correct it immediately.
Q: Some people believe that if the Canadian side does not immediately release Meng Wanzhou, it may face serious consequences. If the US side extradites Meng Wanzhou, will it also face serious consequences?
Answer: Everyone is responsible for his own actions, and so is a country. We hope that both Canada and the United States will recognize the serious nature of this incident and take measures to correct the mistakes.