Latest John McCallum News

Timeline: The China-US-Canada battle over Huawei

Jan. 29, 2019 11:29 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The United States has brought charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies and one of its top executives in a case that has shaken China's relations with the U.S. and Canada. A look at how events have unfolded over the past two months: Dec. 1: Canada arrests Huawei Chief Financial...

Canada's foreign minister says why China envoy fired

Jan. 28, 2019 11:32 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's foreign minister said Monday the country's ambassador to China was fired because he expressed views that were contrary to the federal government's position on the detention of a Chinese tech executive. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said the central job of an ambassador is to...

Canada's prime minister fires his ambassador to China

Jan. 26, 2019 6:55 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired Canada's ambassador to China after the envoy said it would be "great" if the U.S. dropped its extradition request for a Chinese tech executive arrested in Canada. Trudeau said Saturday that he had asked for and accepted John McCallum's resignation Friday...

Canada envoy says it would be great if US drops Huawei case

Jan. 25, 2019 9:26 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ambassador to China said Friday it would be "great" if the United States dropped its extradition request for a Chinese telecommunications executive arrested in Canada. John McCallum made the remarks to the Toronto Star in Vancouver on Friday. It comes a day after he issued a...

Canada's ambassador to China says he misspoke

Jan. 24, 2019 6:20 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ambassador to China said Thursday he misspoke and regrets saying the extradition of a Chinese executive to the U.S. "would not be a happy outcome." Ambassador John McCallum said earlier this week in a 40-minute news conference with Chinese media in the Toronto area that Huawei...

Canadian ambassador: Huawei exec could avoid US extradition

Jan. 23, 2019 8:56 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ambassador to China said he thinks a top Chinese executive has a strong case to avoid extradition to the United States and said he hopes she will be released soon in remarks one of his predecessors called "mind-boggling." Ambassador John McCallum told Chinese language media in...