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China slams Canada after Trudeau criticizes detentions

Sep. 6, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China accused Canada of not abiding by international norms Friday in response to comments from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who accused Beijing of arbitrarily detaining two Canadians. Trudeau's remarks are "purely unfounded countercharges that confound black and white," Chinese...

China urges release of Huawei exec with new Canadian envoy

Sep. 5, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China urged Canada to "reflect on its mistakes" and immediately release an arrested Huawei executive in comments Thursday on the appointment of a new Canadian ambassador to the country. Relations between China and Canada were severely damaged when Meng Wanzhou — the chief financial...

Canada names new China envoy amid damaged relations

Sep. 4, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada on Wednesday announced the appointment of a prominent businessman as its new ambassador to China amid damaged relations following the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Dominic Barton, the former global managing director of the influential...

US: Ex-deputy attorney general shouldn't defend Huawei

Sep. 4, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday to disqualify a former deputy attorney general as the lead defense lawyer in the bank fraud case against Chinese electronics giant Huawei. Prosecutors argued at a hearing in Brooklyn federal court that James Cole should be removed because he had...

Chinese embassy says the US is trying to suppress Huawei

Aug. 23, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — China's embassy in Canada said Friday the U.S. is trying to suppress a Chinese tech giant with unwarranted charges in what it calls "typical bullying behavior." An embassy statement to The Associated Press said the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Canada at the request of U.S....

Pompeo: US focused on helping detained Canadians in China

Aug. 22, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that President Donald Trump brought up China's detainment of Canadians directly with China's president and said the Trump administration is working "diligently" to return them to Canada. Pompeo made the remarks during a trip to Ottawa for...

In his words: Huawei CEO says company will not be crushed

Aug. 21, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said that U.S. restrictions on access to technology would not defeat the Chinese telecom equipment maker and that the United States and Australia should hold off on buying Huawei's 5G network gear if they fear it is a security risk. The U.S. has...

Canada: Huawei 5G wireless decision to wait until after vote

Jul. 30, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadians won't find out until after this fall's federal election whether Chinese tech giant Huawei can provide equipment for the country's next-generation 5G wireless network, Canada's public safety minister said Tuesday. Ralph Goodale said Canada needs more information from the...

Australia 'deeply disappointed' China criminally detains man

Jul. 19, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister said on Friday her government was "deeply disappointed" that a Chinese Australian writer was placed in criminal detention in Beijing, prompting China to urge against "irresponsible" interference. Foreign Minister Marise Payne said that China notified...

Lawyer says China has charged Chinese Australian writer

Jul. 18, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese Australian writer detained in Beijing since January has been charged with endangering state security and moved from house arrest to a detention center, his lawyer and a friend said Thursday. China said Yang Hengjun's case was under investigation by the Chinese national...