Highlights / China

International, Politics

China fires back at Canada- again

The war of words between China and Canada has escalated this week, The tension between the two was ignited by the 2018 detention in Vancouver of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. extradition request, and subsequent arrest and imprisonment »

International, Politics

China slams Canada over Trudeau’s ‘coercive diplomacy’ remarks

Chinese officials said on Wednesday they have lodged “stern representations” with Canada following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments criticizing China over its arbitrary detention of two Canadians and Beijing’s policies in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. During a news conference on »

International, Politics

Finally, a consular visit to Canadians imprisoned by China

After months of detention with no contact with Canadian authorities, China finally allowed a virtual consular contact with two detained Canadians. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig, and consultant Michael Spavor have been in Chinese prisons since December 2018. Their arrest and »

Immigration & Refugees, International

Canada may be accepting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as refugees

Canada may be willing to accept pro-democracy protesters into the country under asylum rules in what may be a sign of willingness to accept people fleeing increased Chinese control in the former British colony. The respected Globe and Mail newspaper »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine deal with China is over

In the midst of a bitter diplomatic dispute with China, Canada made a deal with a Chinese firm to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. The chill between the two countries is over the detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a »

International, Politics

A setback for Huawei executive’s case against extradition to U.S.

Lawyers for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou have lost their case to have secret government documents released to them. The Chinese executive was detained December 1, 2018,  by authorities in Vancouver. She was on a stopover flight following an extradition request »

Economy, International, Politics

China’s effort to buy an Arctic gold mine raises many concerns

China’s huge Shandong Gold Mining Corporation is proposing to buy Canada’s TMAC resources mine in the Arctic. Currently under review by the federal government, the $207.4 million dollar offer raises concerns not only  over China’s increasing control over the precious »

International, Politics

Canadian detainees mark 603 days in Chinese custody

The release of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor arbitrarily detained by China on trumped up charges for more than 600 days remains “a top priority” for the federal government, says a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. “Canada »

International, Politics

China-Canada relations: war of words, veiled threats increase

Beijing has once again called Canada ‘irresponsible” and a meddler in its internal affairs while threatening further actions against this country. Canada announced on Friday it was ending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, meaning it would no longer extradite »

International, Politics

Canada ends military exports, extradition treaty with Hong Kong, says Trudeau

Canada is ending the export of sensitive military goods to Hong Kong and suspending its extradition treaty with the territory after Beijing imposed its new national security law on the city, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. The federal government »