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China says no information on detained ex-Canadian diplomat

Dec. 12, 2018 2:59 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that it had no information about a former Canadian diplomat detained in Beijing in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a leading Chinese executive. While declining to confirm the detention of Michael Kovrig, ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the...

Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains ex-Canadian diplomat

Dec. 12, 2018 12:25 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes U.S.-China trade talks. Hours before the bail hearing in Vancouver,...

Canadian ex-diplomat detained in China, official confirms

Dec. 11, 2018 10:49 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States. Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on Tuesday confirmed the detention and said Canada is...

The Latest: Trump says he could intervene in Huawei case

Dec. 11, 2018 7:28 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The latest on the arrest in Canada of Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou. (all times local): 4:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he would consider intervening in the Justice Department's case against a top Chinese executive if it would be in the interest of U.S....

The Latest: US condemns detention of Canadian in China

Dec. 11, 2018 3:29 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in China (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A State Department spokesman says the U.S. is concerned about the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in China. State Department spokesman Robert Palladino says the U.S. condemns "all forms of...

China and US discuss plans for trade talks

Dec. 11, 2018 3:25 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating that negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury Secretary Steven...

Official: A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing

Dec. 11, 2018 1:11 PM EST
TORONTO (AP) — Official: A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing .

The Latest: Trump " says developments in US-China trade

Dec. 11, 2018 11:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the back and forth between China and the U.S. over trade, technology and the arrest of an executive of the Chinese network gear company Huawei Technologies. (All times local): 11 a.m. President Donald Trump is hinting that "important announcements" are coming regarding...

China's auto sales fall in November for fifth month

Dec. 11, 2018 7:21 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A painful contraction in China's auto market deepened in November as sales fell for a fifth month amid an economic slowdown and consumer anxiety over a tariff fight with Washington. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the global industry's biggest market plunged 16 percent from a year ago...

China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday

Dec. 10, 2018 10:16 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened...