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International, Politics

China tells Canada to stop ‘meddling’ in Hong Kong affairs

Chinese officials accused Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland of “meddling” in China’s internal affairs Sunday and warned that Beijing’s response to ongoing protests in Hong Kong “brook no interference by any other country, organization or individual.” The warning by an» 

Politics

Opposition MPs seek study into claims government pressured ex-diplomats

A number of Canadian parliamentarians are interrupting their summer break to gather in Ottawa today to discuss whether a parliamentary committee should look into allegations that a federal official pressured two former diplomats to co-ordinate with the Liberal government before» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada Space Agency to study solar winds in new international project

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will work for the first time with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on a new space science project: the Solar wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) mission. Both countries will work with the European Space Agency» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

National police investigate possible policy breach at Canada’s highest level disease lab

It’s now being reported by the CBC and others that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, escorted a Chinese researcher from Canada’s only Level-4 virulogy lab on July 5 over what is being described as a possible “policy breach” and an» 

International

China says Canadian citizen detained for drug offences

Chinese police have detained a Canadian citizen in relation to a drug case involving foreign students, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday. This latest arrest comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Beijing is furious with Ottawa over Canada’s» 

Economy, International

Grain, oilseed producers and exporters get government funding

The Canadian government will give more than $13 million to help grain and oilseed growers and exporters diversify their markets. Of that $4 million will go to increasing canola exports internationally and to expand the market for flax. This comes» 

International, Politics

Claims of foreign interference in upcoming election

Former Canadian ambassador to China meddling? In light of accusations that there was foreign influence in the last U.S. election, Canada’s Liberal government for the past several months has been warning of potential meddling in this country’s general election coming» 

International, Politics

Trudeau has ‘brief, constructive interactions’ with Chinese President Xi Jinping at G20

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had “brief, constructive interactions” with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, on the first day of meetings of leaders of G20 countries in Osaka, Japan, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. Video footage from a working» 

International, Politics

Chinese jets ‘buzz’ Canadian ships in Taiwan Strait

Veteran Canadian foreign correspondent Matthew Fisher says he witnessed a pair of frontline Chinese Su-30 fighter jets buzz Canadian frigate HMCS Regina Monday in the East China Sea, in international waters east of Shanghai. Fisher, who throughout his 34-year career as» 

Economy, International, Politics

China suspends all meat imports from Canada

China has asked Canada to suspend all pork and beef exports due to a falsified export certificate, the association representing Canadian meat producers confirmed Tuesday. The Canadian Meat Council said the ban, which came into effect Tuesday evening, was prompted»