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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 »


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

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 »

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 »

Politics, Society

Ontario shelves plan to fly Chinese flag at legislature ceremony

Bowing to pressure, skepticism and criticism, the Ontario government has backed off on a controversial flag-raising ceremony honouring China at the province’s legislature that was to take place shortly after noon today. The legislature was set to commemorate China’s National »

International, Politics

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou back in court today to fight extradition case

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou and her defence team were back in court today in Vancouver where she was arrested nearly two years ago by Canadian authorities at the request of the U.S. and charged with bank fraud »

Politics, Society

Meng Wanzhou’s defence team calls for release of confidential documents

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou and her defence team are attending hearings in a Canadian courtroom via telephone for the second day today, hoping to convince a judge to release documents they believe could prove she was a »

International, Politics

Activists say Ottawa must do more to pressure China over Hong Kong rights

As Canada and China continue to spar politically–a dispute that has seen two Canadians held in detention for over 600 days and four others sentenced to death in less than two years–activists told a House of Commons committee on Tuesday »

International, Society

Second Canadian in two days sentenced to death in China

Another Canadian was sentenced to death in China on Friday–the second such sentence in two days and fourth in less than two years–and Ottawa says it is “profoundly concerned” about what’s going on. “We oppose the death penalty at every »

International, Society

A third Canadian is sentenced to death in China

China has sentenced a Canadian citizen to death on charges of manufacturing the drug ketamine–a so-called “recreational” drug because of its hallucinogenic, tranquilizing and dissociative effects. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court announced Xu Weihong’s penalty on Thursday and said an »