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US, Canada look to ease strains amid 3-way spat with China

Dec. 14, 2018 6:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Canada moved Friday to ease tensions between them over the case of a top Chinese technology executive whose arrest by Canadian authorities has sparked a diplomatic crisis entangling the three countries. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese...

Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

Dec. 14, 2018 1:14 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United...

Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row

Dec. 13, 2018 10:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Thursday that it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way dispute over a Chinese technology executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States. Entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody...

Canada says entrepreneur feared detained in China

Dec. 12, 2018 11:07 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei. The possible arrest raises the stakes in an international dispute that threatens relations. Canada's Global Affairs department on...

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...

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

Dec. 9, 2018 10:02 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest Canada's detention of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei at Washington's behest and demand the U.S. cancel an order for her arrest. The official Xinhua News Agency said Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng...

The Latest: British Columbia cancels China trade trip

Dec. 9, 2018 8:12 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Canada (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A trade mission to China by the Canadian province of British Columbia has been cancelled because of the detention of a top Huawei executive in Canada. The province says in a...

The Latest: Huawei awaits 'right conclusion' in CFO's arrest

Dec. 7, 2018 11:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei says it has "every confidence that the Canadian and U.S. legal systems will reach the right conclusion" over the arrest of...

China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

Dec. 6, 2018 4:46 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday demanded that Canada release an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the U.S. and threatens to complicate trade talks. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Ltd., faces possible extradition to...

The Latest: Warner calls Huawei threat to national security

Dec. 6, 2018 4:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies. (All times local): 3:47 p.m. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia called Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei a "threat to our national security" and urged Canada to exclude Huawei equipment from...