China’s Foreign Ministry has denied knowledge of the detention of a former Canadian diplomat, as Chinese citizens rejoiced over a Canadian court’s decision to release a top Huawei Technologies executive on bail.

In this courtroom sketch, Meng Wanzhou, right, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, listens to the judge during a bail hearing at B. (Jane Wolsak/The Canadian Press via AP)
In this courtroom sketch, Meng Wanzhou, right, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, listens to the judge during a bail hearing at B. (Jane Wolsak/The Canadian Press via AP)
Supporters hold signs and a Chinese flag outside the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver during the third day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, on Tuesday December 11, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Supporters hold signs and a Chinese flag outside the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver during the third day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, on Tuesday December 11, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

The release of Huawei Technologies’ Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou (MUHNG’ Wahn-JOH’) prompted an outpouring of support for her and her Shenzhen-based company Wednesday on social media.

Supporters hold a sign outside British Columbia Supreme Court during the third day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, in Vancouver, on Tuesday December 11, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Supporters hold a sign outside British Columbia Supreme Court during the third day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, in Vancouver, on Tuesday December 11, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Supporters hold signs outside the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver during the third day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, on Tuesday December 11, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Supporters hold signs outside the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver during the third day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, on Tuesday December 11, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Liu Xiaozong, husband of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, leaves a courthouse in Vancouver, British Columbia, following a bail hearing for his wife on Monday, Dec. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Liu Xiaozong, husband of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, leaves a courthouse in Vancouver, British Columbia, following a bail hearing for his wife on Monday, Dec. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

A university student in Beijing told the AP that he thinks the detention of former diplomat Michael Kovrig was related to Meng’s case. He said that China cannot let Canada make ambiguous accusations against Chinese citizens.

Supporters hold signs and Chinese flags outside British Columbia Supreme Court during the third day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, in Vancouver, on Tuesday December 11, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Supporters hold signs and Chinese flags outside British Columbia Supreme Court during the third day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, in Vancouver, on Tuesday December 11, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
A man is silhouetted as he walks by a Huawei retail store at a shopping mall in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A man is silhouetted as he walks by a Huawei retail store at a shopping mall in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Policeman patrol outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes U. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Policeman patrol outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States’ request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes U. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The U.S. sought Meng’s arrest on suspicion she misled banks about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran.

A man is silhouetted as he walks by a Huawei retail store at a shopping mall in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A man is silhouetted as he walks by a Huawei retail store at a shopping mall in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A woman browses her smartphone as she walks by a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A woman browses her smartphone as she walks by a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request. (Dec. 12)
A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States’ request. (Dec. 12)

A justice in British Columbia released her on $10 million Canadian (US$7.5 million) bail after three days of hearings.

Source: The Associated Press

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