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More than 100 China experts urge China to release Canadians

Jan. 21, 2019 7:32 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — More than 100 academics and former diplomats are calling on China to release two Canadians who have been detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive in Canada. The letter by a wide array of China experts from around the world is addressed to Chinese...

Canada says it won't be deterred by Chinese pressure

Jan. 18, 2019 8:18 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's public safety minister said Friday that the country won't be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei was banned from supplying equipment for 5G networks, highlighting the growing rift between America's neighbor and the emerging superpower. There are...

The Latest: Canadian PM discusses China actions with Merkel

Jan. 18, 2019 7:15 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about China's actions against Canada and the importance of the rules-based international order to ensure the confidence of the international business community....

Chinese ambassador warns Canada to stop rallying allies

Jan. 17, 2019 6:20 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — China's ambassador to Canada warned the Canadian government Thursday to stop recruiting international support in its feud with China and threatened retaliation if Canada bans Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei for security reasons. Ambassador Lu Shaye said last month's arrest of a top...

The Latest: Chinese envoy warns Canada over Huawei case

Jan. 17, 2019 4:17 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The latest on the fight between China and Canada over the arrest of a Chinese technology executive (all times local): 5:15 a.m. China's ambassador to Canada says the arrest by Canadian authorities of a Huawei Technologies executive was an act of "backstabbing" by a friend and he warns of...

US says China's death sentence against Canadian political

Jan. 16, 2019 7:46 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. State Department said that China's death sentence on a Canadian man is "politically motivated." The statement from U.S. deputy spokesman Robert Palladino said Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke Tuesday and...

China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

Jan. 15, 2019 3:39 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday over his criticism of a death sentence given to a Canadian accused of drug smuggling at a retrial that followed a chilling of relations over the arrest of a senior Chinese technology...

The Latest: Canada asks China to spare life of Canadian

Jan. 15, 2019 3:24 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-Canada tensions (all times local): 4:00 a.m. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has asked China to spare the life of a Canadian man facing a death sentence. Freeland also mentioned a long list of allies that the country has courted in its efforts to...

Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

Jan. 15, 2019 12:16 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to death in a sudden retrial of his drug smuggling case, while another Canadian man has been denied diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up the tensions following Canada's arrest of a top Chinese technology executive last month. The Liaoning provincial court...

The Latest: Canada updates travel advisory to Canada

Jan. 14, 2019 7:13 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The latest on a death sentence imposed by a Chinese court on a Canadian citizen (all times local): 8:10 a.m. Canada has updated its travel advisory for China to warn Canadians of "the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws." The move comes after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed...