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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...

China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds

Mar. 22, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Canola Council of Canada said late Thursday exporters are reporting Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase the seeds at...

Huawei pleads not guilty in US court in Iran sanctions case

Mar. 14, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chinese electronics giant Huawei pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges accusing it of plotting to violate Iran trade sanctions, a case that has complicated the China-U.S. trade dispute and cast a harsh light on the daughter of the company's founder. Lawyers for the No. 2 smartphone...

Courtrooms to canola fields: Huawei-US tensions span globe

Mar. 11, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei's tensions with Washington, which says the telecom equipment maker is a security risk, stretch across four continents from courtrooms to corporate boardrooms to Canadian canola fields. In the latest twist, Huawei Technologies Ltd. is asking a court in Texas to...

China's Huawei sues to challenge US security law

Mar. 7, 2019 12:50 PM EST

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging a U.S. law that limits its sales of telecom equipment in the U.S. on security grounds as the company steps up efforts to preserve its access to global markets for next-generation communications. Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s lawsuit, announced...

China says Canadian canola will face stricter assessments

Mar. 7, 2019 3:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Imports of canola, a Canadian oilseed crop, will now undergo more thorough inspections in China, the country's customs agency said Thursday, amid what appears to be a retaliatory move amid a diplomatic row over the arrest of a Chinese executive. Relations between Canada and China have been...

China says pest concerns justify ban on Canadian canola

Mar. 6, 2019 11:08 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that it is blocking some imports of the agricultural product canola from Canada because of fears of insect infestation. The move, which comes amid heightened tensions over Canada's arrest of a Chinese tech executive, is seen by some as a new tactic to seek leverage over...

Lawyer: Huawei arrest raises political motivation concerns

Mar. 6, 2019 5:34 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The lawyer for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei arrested in Canada on a U.S. extradition warrant said Wednesday that comments by President Donald Trump suggest the case against her is politically motivated. Attorney Richard Peck referred to Trump's comments...

China revokes Canadian canola permit as dispute escalates

Mar. 5, 2019 10:01 PM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — One of Canada's largest grain processors said Tuesday that China has revoked its permit to export canola there, a move that some saw as retaliation for the Canadian government's arrest of a top executive for the Chinese tech giant Huawei. China's action against Richardson...