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Canada's Justin Trudeau says China uses detentions as political tool

Sep 06, 2019 - 8:14 AM

The Canadian Prime Minister says: 'we need to figure out how to engage with them, but we also have to be clear-eyed about it, that China plays by a very different set of rules and principles than we do in the West'

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in his opening remarks during the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)-Canada 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017, expresses his intent to remain a vital partner of the ASEAN for the years to come. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Beijing blames Canada for deteriorating ties

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:18 PM

'The current difficulties in China-Canada relations are entirely caused by Canada herself, and entire responsibility for it lies with the Canadian side,' says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou lodges complaint against Canada authorities – lawyers

Mar 04, 2019 - 10:45 AM

The complaint is lodged on the same day Canadian justice launches Wanzhou's extradition process to the US

WANZHOU. This TV image provided by CTV to AFP shows Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as she exits the court registry following the bail hearing at British Columbia Superior Courts in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 11, 2018. CTV/AFP file photo


Huawei's founder says world can't live without it

Feb 19, 2019 - 1:32 PM

'There's no way the US can crush us,' Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says in an interview with the BBC.

REN ZHENGFEI. Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

U.S. charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:55 AM

(UPDATED) The US Justice Department unveils 13 charges against Meng Wanzhou and 3 affiliates related to violating US sanctions on Iran

Trudeau sacks Canadian envoy to China after Huawei controversy

Jan 27, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asks for and accepts the resignation of Canada's Ambassador to China John McCallum

SACKING. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fires Ambassador to China John McCallum, but not before hailing the latter's two-decades worth of public service. File photo by Lars Hagberg/AFP

Australian detained in China receives consular visit – official

Jan 25, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Embassy staff made a consular visit to Yang Jun in the afternoon, according to a brief statement released by the Australian department of foreign affairs

DETAINED. File photo of Chinese-Australian author Yang Hengjun. From facebook.com/yanghengjun

U.S. to seek Huawei exec's extradition from Canada

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei's founder, is free on a $7.5 million bail and is awaiting a hearing on her extradition

This TV image provided by CTV to AFP shows Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as she exits the court registry following the bail hearing at British Columbia Superior Courts in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 11, 2018. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, was released on Can$10 million (US$7.5 million) bail on Tuesday in a case that has rattled relations between China, the United States and Canada. CTV / AFP

China rebukes ex-envoys over detained Canadians

Jan 22, 2019 - 6:44 PM

An open letter from a group of former diplomats and academics says both Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor worked to improve understanding of China and to promote better relations with the world

U.S., Canada promise 'unbiased' process for Huawei executive

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Legal proceedings relating to Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou will be 'fair, unbiased, and transparent,' the US State Department says

ARRESTED. Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou faces fraud charges after allegedly lying to US banks about the use of a covert subsidiary to sell to Iran in breach of sanctions. Photo from Huawei Europe media center website


Huawei founder denies spying for China in rare interview

Jan 15, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The reclusive founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, steps out of the shadows to forcefully deny accusations that his firm engaged in espionage on behalf of the Chinese government

Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP

Poland arrests Chinese businessman suspected of spying

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Aside from the Chinese telecoms executive whom Poland media identified as a Huawei director, authorities also arrest a Polish man 'known in the IT sector'

Chinese ambassador accuses Canada of 'white supremacy' in Huawei case

Jan 10, 2019 - 5:54 PM

China's ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye says the "groundless" detention of a top Chinese tech executive is a display of 'Western egotism and white supremacy'

13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive

Jan 04, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Some believe the detentions of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are in retaliation to the arrest in Vancouver of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou

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Canada, U.S. call for 'immediate release' of 2 Canadians held by China

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:34 AM

The two Canadians are detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest in Vancouver of a Huawei's chief financial officer

U.S, Canada promise due process for arrested Chinese executive

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:41 AM

China asserts that the two countries overstepped their authority during the arrest and that Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is innocent

OUT ON BAIL. Meng Wanzhou (pictured on the news page), Huawei's chief financial officer, was detained this week in Canada and faces an extradition request from US authorities over an investigation into suspected Iran sanctions violations by the Chinese technology giant. File Photo by Clement SABOURIN/AFP

Huawei executive gets bail in case rattling China ties

Dec 12, 2018 - 7:45 AM

(UPDATED) 'The risk of her non-attendance in court [for a future extradition hearing] can be reduced to an acceptable level by imposing the bail conditions proposed by her council,' a judge says

HUAWEI. An illustration shows a journalist reading a news page about tech giant Huawei in The Globe and Mail in Montreal, Canada, December 6, 2018. Photo by Clement Sabourin/AFP

Top Huawei executive cites health issues in Canada bail request

Dec 10, 2018 - 3:54 PM

In a sworn affidavit, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou says she has been treated in a Canadian hospital for hypertension since she was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 for possible extradition

MENG WANZHOU. Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou faces fraud charges after allegedly lying to US banks about the use of a covert subsidiary to sell to Iran in breach of sanctions. Photo from Huawei Europe media center website

China summons U.S. ambassador over Huawei arrest

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:27 PM

(UPDATED) In a statement, China's foreign ministry says 'the US side has seriously violated the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens, and the nature of the violation is extremely bad'

Huawei exec faces U.S. fraud charges linked to Iran

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:46 AM

(UPDATED) In a statement released Friday, December 7, Huawei expresses 'confidence that the Canadian and US legal systems will reach the right conclusion' on Meng's fraud charges

ARRESTED. Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou faces fraud charges after allegedly lying to US banks about the use of a covert subsidiary to sell to Iran in breach of sanctions. Photo from Huawei Europe media center website

Huawei arrest a 'despicable rogue' action – Chinese media

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Chinese media cast the move to arrest Meng Wanzhou as an assault on the development of the country's high-tech industry

Canada defends Huawei arrest as markets wobble

Dec 07, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Huawei's affordable smartphones have made strong inroads in the developing world, but the company has faced repeated setbacks in major Western economies over security concerns

HUAWEI. An illustration shows a journalist reading a news page about tech giant Huawei in The Globe and Mail in Montreal, Canada, December 6, 2018. Photo by Clement Sabourin/AFP


Huawei 'not aware of any wrongdoing' by CFO arrested in Canada

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Meng, who was transferring flights in Canada when she was 'provisionally detained,' faces 'unspecified charges' in the Eastern District of New York, Huawei says

Photo from Huawei Europe media center website


China furious at Huawei executive's arrest in Canada

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:32 AM

'At the request of the US side, the Canadian side arrested a Chinese citizen not violating any American or Canadian law,' a statement from the Chinese embassy in Canada says

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Chief financial officer of China's Huawei arrested in Canada – official

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:11 AM

(UPDATED) Meng Wanzhou 'was arrested in Vancouver on December 1,' a statement says. 'She is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday.'