Highlights/Huawei

Economy, International, Politics

China increases pressure against Canada

In what is seen as China’s increasing pressure over the Canadian detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, China has sentenced a second Canadian to death on drug trafficking charges and begun further trade pressure by delaying delivery of more Canadian» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Cybersecurity: Huawei – backdoor or no backdoor?

Several news agencies today are reporting on a Bloomberg news story about cybersecurity issues from co-called “backdoors” found in  Huawwei equipment used by Vodaphone in Italy. The report says the backdoors were discovered between 2009 and 2011 in home routers» 

International, Politics

Canadian officials visit detained former diplomat in China

Canadian diplomats in China visited for the fifth time on Monday one of their former colleagues detained by Chinese security services following the arrest in Canada of a top Chinese telecom executive last month, Ottawa announced. “Today, Canadian consular officials in» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

China-Canada political tension: now extending to trade?

Diplomatic tensions between China and Canada over the Canadian detention of Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou now seem to have taken an added turn. Wanzhou who is under house arrest, is facing extradition to the U.S to face American charges. China» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

U.S.: new warnings to partners about dealing with Huawei

China’s Huawei, one of the world’s largest telecom giants, has been accused of being used for spying for the Chinese government. Although there has been no actual evidence presented publicly, it has been widely suggested the firm has been involved» 

International, Politics

Most Canadians dissatisfied with Trudeau’s handling of row with China: poll

Slightly more than half of Canadians (52 per cent) say they are dissatisfied with the way Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have handled the diplomatic crisis with China that followed the arrest in Canada of Huawei executive» 

International, Politics

Canadian officials met with detained Canadian in China

Canadian consular officials in China visited with Michael Spavor, a China-based Canadian entrepreneur who’s been detained on suspicion of “endangering national security,” Global Affairs Canada said Friday. “Canadian consular officials continue to provide consular services to him and his family» 

International, Politics

Canada’s envoy to China says he ‘misspoke’ in Huawei exec’s case

Canada’s ambassador to China has issued a terse apology for comments earlier this week that suggested Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei executive detained in Canada on a U.S. arrest warrant, has a strong case to fight her extradition because her arrest» 

International, Politics

Huawei executive has strong defence to fight extradition to U.S., says envoy

Canada’s opposition leader is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fire the country’s ambassador in China over comments he made regarding the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to Canadian-Chinese media outlets on Tuesday. Speaking with Canadian Chinese-language media» 

International, Politics

China accuses U.S. and Canada of abusing their bilateral extradition treaty

A Chinese official says the U.S. and Canada are abusing their bilateral extradition treaty following media reports that U.S. officials are expected to proceed with a formal extradition request for a top Chinese telecom executive arrested in Canada based on»