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China condemns Canada’s measures to protect human rights in Xinjiang

Chinese officials on Wednesday lambasted an initiative by Canada and Britain to ensure their companies are not complicit in Beijing’s human rights abuses against the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province, saying it amounts to a »

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Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou wants court-ordered security eased

The ongoing hearings for top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou heard a new request yesterday during court proceedings in Vancouver. The Chief Financial Officer for China’s Huawei Technologies has been fighting a U.S extradition request for two years on charges of »

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Canada announces new measures targeting forced labour in China’s Xinjiang

The federal government announced new measures Tuesday aimed at ensuring that Canadian businesses are not complicit in Beijing’s human rights abuses against the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province. The suite of seven new measures announced »

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Canada rejects Chinese bid for Arctic gold mine over national security concerns

The sale of a gold mine in Canada’s Arctic to a Chinese firm has been blocked by the federal government. The $230 million deal was to sell all TMAC Resources shares and its Hope Bay gold mining project to Shandong »

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China-Canada: Two Michaels, two years in prison, trial?

UPDATE- Global Affairs Canada released a statement after this story was filed saying there has been no change in case of the two Michaels and they had not been sent to trial as the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson »

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Decision on Chinese purchase of Arctic mine delayed; former General against it

A struggling gold mine in Canada’s high Arctic is at the centre of  debate on whether China should be allowed to buy it. The Chinese state-owned giant, Shandong Gold Mining had submitted a purchase offer  in May for the TMAC »

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Canadians attitudes about China still declining

A new study confirms earlier studies in that Canadians have a poor opinion of China. The latest survey by Ekos Research Associates for the non-profit Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada shows that Canadians want the country to put more pressure on »

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Opposition mounts against Chinese glass plant in Ontario town

Stratford Ontario is a small to medium sized city of some 32,000 souls. Well-known for its world-famous Stratford Shakespearean theatre and festival, it’s known as the “Festival City”.  It’s also in the midst of a large agricultural region. But there’s »

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Parliament votes to end Liberal delay on Huawei 5G decision, Chinese tactics

Several nations have long decided not to use Huawei equipment for the coming 5G networks due to alleged security concerns. Although a member of both NATO and the Five Eyes security network, Canada’s Trudeau government has put off a decision »

International, Politics

Menq Wanzhou: China-Canada- and a U.S President Biden

Since December 1, 2018, Canada has been caught in the middle of a legal and diplomatic dispute involving its two major trading partners. Legally bound by a U.S-Canada extradition treaty, Canada detained Huawei top executive Meng Wanzhou at the request »