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International, Politics

Trial of Michael Kovrig concludes with verdict to come later

The trial of Michael Kovrig, one of the two Canadians held in China for more than two years on espionage charges, concluded in a closed Beijing courtroom on Monday with the verdict expected at an unspecified later date. Kovrig, a »

International, Politics

China allows consular access to one of Two Michaels, but not the other

Chinese officials have allowed Canadian diplomats in Beijing on-site virtual consular access to detained Canadian Michael Kovrig but COVID-19 travel restrictions have prevented Canadian officials from visiting the second Canadian detainee, Michael Spavor, according to a news release from Global »

International, Politics

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 »


Meng Wanzhou returns to B.C. Supreme Court in controversial extradition case

Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei executive whose arrest two years ago at Vancouver International Airport set off a swirl of a three-country diplomatic and political gamesmanship, was set to return to B.C. Supreme Court Monday. Canadian police and customs officers were »

International, Politics

PM Trudeau won’t comment on possible Meng release

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday declined to comment on talks between the U.S. Justice Department and lawyers for Meng Wanzhou about a potential deal that would allow the Chinese telecom executive to return home from Canada in exchange for »

International, Politics

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 »


Global Affairs says ambassador visited Kovig and Spavor in Chinese detention

Canada’s ambassador to China has visited two Canadians detained in China for nearly two years, according to a news release from Global Affairs Canada. The release says Ambassador Dominic Barton was granted on-site virtual access to former diplomat Michael Kovig »

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 »

Internet, Science & Technology

Huawei 5G ban could mean huge compensation demand from Canadian telcos

Canada is under pressure from its allies and 5 Eyes partners to ban China’s Huawei telecommunications firm from providing equipment for the coming 5G communications systems. It’s over alleged concerns about the security of the equipment and the company’s close »

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 »