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Highlights/China

International, Politics

Candian journalist briefly detained by Chinese police

A Canadian journalist working for The Globe and Mail newspaper was briefly detained by Chinese officials while reporting in the Xinjiang region in western China, the publication said Thursday. The newspaper said Nathan VanderKlippe, the Globe’s correspondent in Asia, was» 

International, Politics

China lashes out at Western reaction to death of jailed human rights activist but Canada spared

Chinese authorities are slamming several countries over “irresponsible remarks” made by Western leaders about the death of jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo but it appears Canada has escaped Beijing’s ire. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Friday remarks» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘terribly sad’ at death of Chinese human rights champion

Canada quietly expressed its sadness at the passing of Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo who died on Thursday shortly after being transferred from jail to a civilian hospital to seek treatment for advanced stages of terminal» 

Environment, International, Politics

Trudeau discusses climate change and economic ties with Chinese and Indian leaders

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on the phone with his Chinese and Indian counterparts yesterday to discuss continued efforts to combat climate change, develop clean energy technologies and promote trade, according the Prime Minister’s Office. In his conversation with Indian» 

Immigration & Refuge, International

Chinese lawsuit alleges multi-million dollar Canadian immigration scam

A case of alleged immigration fraud is now headed to the Yukon Territory Supreme Court in Whitehorse. The plaintiffs are Chinese companies, Ningbo Zhelun Overseas Immigration Service Co. Ltd., and Mega International Labour and Immigration Services Inc. (Mega) Eleven defendants» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Public input vs. the secrecy of free trade talks

The citizens advocacy group the Council of Canadians is decrying the ongoing secrecy of new international free trade talks. Highly secret talks were held in the past two weeks with China, and with TPP nations. In addition, the Council’s concerns» 

International, Military, Politics

Russia, China urge restraint as tensions over North Korea increase

North Korea’s neighbours Russia and China are urging restraint as tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise, creating fears that “conflict could break out at any moment.” China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped» 

International, Society

China is the world’s top executioner: Amnesty International

While the number of executions was down around the world in 2016, China imposed the death penalty more often than did all other countries combined, according to Amnesty International. Canada abolished capital punishment for civilians in 1976 and has stepped up» 

Economy, International, Politics

Most Canadians ‘uncomfortable’ with prospect of free trade with China

Almost nine out of 10 Canadians are uncomfortable with the idea of deepening economic ties with China, and two-thirds want the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tie any future trade deal with Beijing to progress in human» 

Health, History, International, Military, Politics, Society

Japan’s sex slaves in WWII. “The Apology”

It is another tragic chapter of WWII.  The Japanese Imperial Army forced tens of thousands of girls and young women from occupied lands to become sex slaves for their soldiers. Strange as it may seem, this horrible tale is not»