Meng was arrested December 1 at the request of United States authorities as she changed planes in Vancouver on her way to Mexico.
Beijing strongly condemned the arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Meng Wanzhou in Canada on a U.S. warrant, which claimed that she was involved in violating Washington's sanctions regime against Iran.
Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters he saw "no explicit indication" Meng's case was linked to the detention of Michael Kovrig, who now works as a senior adviser to the International Crisis Group in Hong Kong. It's unclear if there's any link between the cases. Analysts have said retaliation from Beijing over the arrest was likely.
Kovrig is now the Northeast Asia senior adviser for the International Crisis Group, which researches peaceful solutions to global conflicts. He speaks regularly to the media about his research, including to The Washington Post.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau said he's remaining focused on enhancing the trade relationship between Canada and China - and keeping that separate from the legal issues at hand - in the wake of escalating tensions over the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.
"China strongly urges the Canadian side to immediately release the detained Huawei executive ... or face grave consequences that the Canadian side should be held accountable for", CBS News quoted Le as saying.
Meng said she feared her health may deteriorate if she remained in prison pending appeals against the U.S. extradition request. It began on Friday, six days after Meng's arrest.
Huawei has since denied the allegations against Meng, pointing out that it complies with all applicable laws in its areas of operation. The arrest threatens to increase tensions between USA and China, who are embroiled in a contentious trade war. Companies are barred from using the US financial system to funnel goods and services to sanctioned entities.
Yerkovich made the comments in a telephone conference call from Tokyo as she was preparing to leave for China.
"When I learned the news this morning it deeply saddened me because Michael was a good political officer, but he is not a spy at all", Saint-Jacques said. She had also cited health reasons for requesting bail.
On Tuesday, her team suggested four other Vancouver residents willing to vouch for her, including her Vancouver realtor, an insurance agent who once worked with her at Huawei, a woman whose husband once worked at Huawei and a neighbor. The terms of her release include 2.2 million Dollars in home equity and cash as collateral in case she did flee.