China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is flooded with flowers to celebrate Meng Wanzhou’s return home

The Chinese Foreign Ministry thanked the public for sending a “sea of ​​flowers” to welcome Meng Wanzhou home, but asked people not to send more.

“We deeply appreciate everyone’s kindness and sincerely request to stop sending flowers, although people are welcome to continue to leave messages,” China’s foreign ministry said in a statement on September 28. The agency’s headquarters became a “sea of ​​flowers” after Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was released over the weekend.

Bouquets of flowers were sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China after Huawei director Meng Wanzhou was released.  Photo: Weibo.

Bouquets of flowers were sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China after Huawei director Meng Wanzhou was released. Photo: Weibo.

Earlier, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying also said that she and her colleagues were deeply moved by this public gesture.

“The bouquets show the sincere support of the Chinese people, affirm the government’s ability to resolutely protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens and businesses, and show that the hearts of the people,” said Ms. Hoa.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all my friends who care and support Meng Wanzhou, as well as China’s diplomacy,” the spokesman added.

Meng, daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Canada in December 2018 on a US extradition order on fraud charges. After nearly three years under house arrest in Vancouver, she was released on September 24 thanks to a deferred prosecution agreement with US prosecutors.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou speaks to the press in Vancouver, Canada, after being released on September 24.  Photo: AFP.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou speaks to the press in Vancouver, Canada, after being released on September 24. Photo: AFP.

Under the agreement, Ms. Meng agreed to a statement of facts in the case, in exchange for US prosecutors suspending the charges against her until December 1, 2022, after which she would drop charges. if the Huawei CFO complies with the terms of the agreement.

Meng’s release was hailed by the Chinese media and people as a diplomatic victory for the country. In an editorial on September 25, the Global Times assessed that by “not guilty”, the Huawei director had defended his own dignity as well as that of the corporation, and the outcome of the incident helped “defend the dignity of the company”. country of China”.

Luster (Follow SCMP)

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