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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...

Another Canadian detained in China amid diplomatic chill

Jul. 13, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian citizen has been detained in Yantai, China, Canada's government said Saturday, a step that comes amid tense relations between the countries. Global Affairs Canada did not provide details about the identity of the detainee, nor the reason for the detention. Earlier this...

The Latest: Abe, Putin announce initiatives to expand ties

Jun. 29, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have announced new initiatives to further expand economic ties and tourist exchanges between the two nations, but have made...

The Latest: K-pop band greets Trump during Seoul visit

Jun. 29, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia. (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is being welcomed to South Korea by its president — and one of its biggest K-pop boy bands. Trump's met with President Moon Jae-in (jah-YIHN') at the Blue House, where the...

Report: China fighters buzz Canada warship in East China Sea

Jun. 27, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A report says two Chinese fighter jets buzzed a Canadian warship operating in international waters in the East China Sea at a time of heightened tension between Beijing and Ottawa. Canadian Global Affairs Institute fellow Matthew Fisher wrote that the Su-30 fighters flew within 300 meters...

China renews demand on Canada for Huawei executive's release

Jun. 26, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday renewed a demand that Canada release a top executive of tech giant Huawei a day after announcing a suspension of all imports of Canadian meat products in an apparent bid to increase the pressure on Ottawa. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a daily...

China suspends Canadian meat imports amid Huawei dispute

Jun. 25, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — China is suspending all meat imports from Canada amid their dispute over the Canadian detention of a top executive at the Chinese tech company Huawei. The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa said in a statement on its website Tuesday that the move follows Chinese customs inspectors' detection of...

Lawyers for Huawei CFO ask Canadian justice minister to help

Jun. 24, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Lawyers for a top Huawei executive called on Canada's justice minister Monday to intervene and stop a U.S. extradition request. The group of four lawyers for Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou asked Justice Minister David Lametti for help and issued a statement saying that the case had...