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Society

Huawei releases Meng Wanzhou open letter on arrest anniversary

Meng Wanzhou says she no longer fears the unknown, despite experiencing “fear, pain, disappointment, helplessness, torment, and struggle” over the last year while “stuck” in Canada under house arrest and the Damocles sword of extradition to the U.S. hanging over» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canada stays at military spending rate

Despite pressure from Washington, it appears that Canada’s defence spending remains steady, at least for now. New NATO figures released ahead of this week’s Alliance meeting in London estimate that Ottawa’s spending rate remains at 1.27 per cent of its GDP,» 

International, Politics

Huawei CFO’s extradition would ‘undermine Canada’s sovereignty,’ lawyers argue

Extraditing a top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei to the United States “would undermine Canada’s sovereignty and its independence on the world stage,” her lawyers argue. Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou claim American prosecutors are trying to “dress up” a sanctions breaking» 

International, Politics

Canadians officials in China visit jailed Canadians

Canadian diplomats in China have conducted consular visits this week with two Canadians held by Chinese security services for nearly a year, according to Global Affairs Canada officials. Canadian embassy staff conducted back to back consular visits with Michael Kovrig» 

International, Politics

Canada’s new ambassador in China visits detained Canadians

Canada’s new ambassador to China led his first consular visits with detained Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig over the past week, CBC News reported Tuesday, citing anonymous sources. Global Affairs Canada officials announced Monday that Canadian consular officials conducted» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Huawei executive back in Canadian court today

It’s a case which has put Canada in the middle between the world’s superpowers, and two of biggest trading partners. The case goes back into court in Vancouver Canada, today. A dispute between the U.S, and China’s tech giant Huawei» 

International, Politics

Canada requests WTO consultations with China over canola ban

Canada has requested formal consultations with China before the World Trade Organization to resolve a Chinese ban on Canadian canola shipments, International Trade Minister Jim Carr announced Friday. The move comes as Ottawa and Beijing find themselves locked in a» 

International, Politics

China urges release of Huawei exec with new Canadian envoy

Chinese officials welcomed Thursday the appointment of a new Canadian envoy to Beijing saying it would “help bring China-Canada relations onto the right track” but also urged Ottawa to “to reflect upon its wrongdoing” and immediately release a top Huawei» 

International

U.S. is working ‘diligently’ to secure release of detained Canadians: Pompeo

There is no equivalence between the U.S. extradition request for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and China’s unlawful detention of two Canadians, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, rejecting suggestions that the top Chinese executive is a bargaining chip» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Consular officials make another visit to Canadian jailed in China

Consular officials in China have met for the 10th time with former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig who appears to remain a pawn in a high-stakes diplomatic dispute between Beijing and Ottawa. Kovrig, who had been working as a China analyst»