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Canada delegation pressing China on detained Canadians

May. 21, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian delegation in China is pressing Chinese officials to free two detained Canadians but there has been no contact between the two nations' leaders or foreign ministers despite the worst relations between Ottawa and Beijing since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. Adam...

China formally arrests 2 Canadians in case linked to Huawei

May. 16, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has formally arrested two Canadian citizens it is believed to be holding to pressure Canada into releasing a Chinese telecoms executive, bringing the two men closer to trial on vaguely defined state security charges. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Thursday that Michael...

Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

May. 16, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. Huawei would be the largest business ever subjected to the...

Diplomats visit Canadian think tank expert in China custody

May. 14, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Diplomats have visited a Canadian think tank expert whose detention in China is believed to be an attempt to pressure Canada to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Canadian consular officials visited with Michael Kovrig on Monday, the country's diplomatic service said in an emailed...

McMaster: China's treatment of detained Canadians telling

May. 9, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Former U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday China's treatment of two detained Canadians is a telling example of how China is a threat to the liberal international order. The retired lieutenant general who served as President Donald Trump's national security adviser said...

China holds appeal hearing for Canadian sentenced to death

May. 9, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court held an appeal hearing Thursday for a Canadian who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling in a case that has deepened a diplomatic rift between the two countries. The intermediate-level court in northeastern Liaoning province said Robert Schellenberg's sentence would be...

Canadian lawyer for Huawei executive cites Trump comments

May. 8, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The lawyer for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in Canada on a U.S. extradition warrant said Wednesday he'll try to prevent the case from going ahead by arguing that comments by President Donald Trump suggest the case against her is...

China sentences 6 foreigners for drugs; Canadian gets death

Apr. 30, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A court in southern China handed down sentences Tuesday to at least six foreigners involved in an international methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian given the death penalty. The Jiangmen Intermediate People's Court in southern Guangdong province sentenced 11 people who produced...

China ratchets up pressure on Canada amid Huawei dispute

Mar. 27, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that its suspension this week of the license of a second major Canadian canola exporter is justified by safety concerns, as the sides continue to feud over Ottawa's detention of a top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei. China's actions were "scientific and...

China suspends license of Canadian canola company

Mar. 26, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — China has suspended the license of a second major Canadian canola exporter, a blow to $2 billion worth of exports that is widely seen as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. China's General Administration of Customs announced Tuesday on its website...