Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou published a letter she had written on the one-year anniversary of her arrest in Canada, in which she said she was "no longer afraid of the unknown" despite moments of fear and torment.
In the letter, she also thanked people ranging from Huawei colleagues and customers to Canadian officers for giving her "warmth" and "support."
"My dear friends, your warmth is a beacon that lights my way forward, and I appreciate it more than words can say," she wrote.
The letter was published on Huawei's official website.
In the letter, Meng said it was never her intention to be stuck in Canada but that she had found a whole year had "snuck by" since her arrest.
"The past year has witnessed moments of fear, pain, disappointment, helplessness, torment, and struggle… I have also learned to face up to and accept my situation. I'm no longer afraid of the unknown," she wrote.
Meng also listed many examples of the support she had received, such as the choice made by Huawei customers and suppliers to trust the tech giant, the waiting crowds every time she appeared in court, and the encouraging comments like "Go Huawei" left by take-out delivery workers on orders delivered to their campuses.
Meng also said she was "deeply moved" by the kindness of people in Canada, saying that she had burst into tears after hearing applause in the public gallery when she was granted bail by the judge.
"I no longer feel so far from home. I'm no longer afraid of the rough road ahead. While my personal freedoms have been limited, my soul still seeks to be free. Amid these setbacks, I've found light in the life around me," she wrote.
Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu on Nov. 28 visited Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei, in Vancouver and urged Ottawa to correct its mistake and take measures to solve the issue as soon as possible, the embassy said on Friday.
The Chinese government is determined to protect the just and legitimate rights and interests of its citizens and enterprises, stressed the ambassador.
"The great motherland and nearly 1.4 billion Chinese people are your staunchest supporters," the embassy quoted Cong. "We expect you to go back to China safe and sound at an early date."
To Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, Meng Wanzhou is the daughter he praises for her year of "suffering."
Meng, Ren said, is also suffering and will be stronger for it.
"The experience of hardship and suffering is good for Meng and her growth. "
Meng spends her time painting and studying, and her mom and husband fly to Canada regularly to stay with her, according to Ren.
The 75-year-old executive said the ordeal has brought him closer to his daughter. There's no routine, but he says they chat more than they did before, and he sometimes sends her funny stories he finds online.
"In the past, Meng Wanzhou might not give me a single call in a whole year. She wouldn't ask how I was, or even send me a text message," Ren said. "Now, our relationship has become much closer."