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China Says Xi Personally Gave Orders on Handling of Huawei Case

  • Envoys carried out his instructions, Foreign Ministry says
  • China has insisted U.S. make first move to repair relations
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President Xi Jinping handed down orders for handling the case of Huawei Technologies Co. executive Meng Wanzhou, China said, as Beijing seeks to cast her release as a diplomatic win over the U.S. 

“General Secretary Xi Jinping made important instructions,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Monday at a regular press briefing, referring to the 68-year-old’s title as head of the ruling Communist Party.