Following the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, CFO and deputy chairwoman of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the company said US pressure on a commercial company goes “against the spirit of free economy and fair competition,” adding that its relationship with its partners would not change.

Huawei made the comment in an open letter (in Chinese) to suppliers on Thursday night (Dec. 6).

“Despite the US government being unreasonable, we will not change the relationship with our global supply chain partners,” the company said. However, the shares of Huawei’s major suppliers plummeted on Thursday over the uncertainty of the case.

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.