Police collected evidence at the scene of the break-in but made no arrests, according to local media sources. There are no details yet available about the number of people involved, nor the motivation for the break-in, particularly whether it is related to the high-profile international arrest of the home-owner’s wife, who is pending extradition to the United States.
The police said that they received a 911 call around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday about the break-in attempt. The suspects fled the scene, allegedly after scuffling with an unidentified person who was in the house at the time.
Home of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver Canada ©Reuters / David Ryder
The break-in occurred on Sunday, the same day Meng released an affidavit seeking to be released on bail because of health fears. She says she is suffering from hypertension and was even taken to hospital after being detained.
Earlier, Chinese state press Xinhua released a new statement which reiterated Beijing’s demand that Meng be released on bond, also saying she suffers “high-blood pressure, sleeping disorders, and is still in recovery from a neck surgery in May”, and has been unable to get the “necessary humanitarian accommodation” for these problems from Canada.
“Canada keeps boasting of is “human rights,” but in this case, one can barely claim that Meng’s right has been respected,” they add, claiming that Canada has “set a dangerous precedent” by treating a Chinese citizen like a criminal before trial or conviction, with “humiliation and disrespect”. They also slammed Canada for “paying the bill for America’s bullying actions.”
Canada’s misdeeds, which are lawless, unreasonable and callous, have caused serious damage to its relations with China.
On a more personal level Xinhua said Canada’s actions had “hurt the Chinese people’s feelings.”