Highlights / China

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 »

International, Politics

Canada joins 26 nations to condemn China’s abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang

Canada joined 26 countries at the UN’s Human Rights Council on Tuesday to express “deep and growing concerns” regarding China’s treatment of the Uighur and other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang and Beijing’s national security law targeting dissent in Hong »

International, Politics

Trudeau rejects idea of exchanging jailed Canadians for Huawei exec

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday unequivocally rejected the idea of a Cold War-style prisoner exchange between Canada and China to secure the release of two Canadians charged with espionage by Beijing in an apparent retaliation for the arrest by »

International

Trudeau says he’s ‘disappointed’ after China charges two Canadians with spying

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday he is “disappointed” with China’s decision to charge two Canadians with espionage after holding them in detention for over a year and a half. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested »

Economy, International, Politics, Sports

Boycott the 2022 China Winter Olympics?

When China was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics back in 2015,  Beijing became the first city to hold both a Summer (2008) and Winter Games. Since then China has risen in military and economic power, surpassing the U.S. as the »

Health, International, Politics

Trudeau says he has ‘many questions’ for UN health body over COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “there are many questions that need to be asked” about reports that officials at the World Health Organization had to resort to publicly praising China to coax crucial information about the novel coronavirus at the »

Economy, International, Politics

China’s angry reaction to court decision on Huawei executive’s extradition case

On Wednesday, the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled in the long-standing court case involving Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou. Detained, but free on bail with conditions, she had been fighting an extradition request from the U.S on charges of »

International, Politics

Canada, U.S., U.K. and Australia slam China over Hong Kong security law

Canada joined the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia on Thursday in condemning Chinese national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western countries fear could erode its freedoms and jeopardise its role as »