Canada says it won’t be deterred by Chinese pressure

Canada’s public safety minister said Friday that the country won’t be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei was banned from supplying equipment for 5G networks, highlighting the growing rift between America’s neighbor and the emerging superpower. There are accusations that the telecom giant is controlled by China’s ruling Communist Party or

Canadian woman briefly detained at Beijing airport: paper

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A Canadian woman whose father is a dissident jailed in China was briefly detained and “bullied” by security agents while transiting through Beijing’s main airport on Wednesday, the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper said. Ties between the two countries have been strained since the December arrest in Vancouver of a senior Chinese

Runaway Saudi woman reaches her new home in Canada

Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign. “This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said arm-in-arm with the

3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash

A double-deck city bus smashed into a transit shelter during Friday’s rush hour, and Ottawa authorities said three people were killed and 23 injured. Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said the bus driver was arrested after the crash, but he declined to provide details on why she was detained. He said police were still investigating the

Exclusive: For Bangladesh PM, authoritarian tag is ‘badge of honor’, son says on poll eve

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina considers being called authoritarian by the western media a “badge of honor”, the leader’s son told Reuters on the eve of a national election on Sunday. Law enforcement officials carry electronic voting materials as they distribute them to different voting centre ahead of 11th general election which

U.S., Canada call on China to release detained Canadians

WASHINGTON/VANCOUVER (Reuters) – The United States joined Canada on Friday in calling on Beijing to release two Canadians detained in what are widely believed to be tit-for-tat arrests related to the high-profile detention in Canada of an executive of a major Chinese corporation. FILE PHOTO: Michael Kovrig, an employee with the International Crisis Group and

US teams with allies to counter cyber-threat

A coordinated offensive against Chinese cyber-espionage from the United States and its allies shows a different approach to countering what they call theft of commercial and government secrets. The United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand joined Washington on Thursday in condemning cyber-espionage on the same day that Washington indicted two Chinese nationals, Zhu Hua

China says second Canadian being probed for harming state security

BEIJING (Reuters) – Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of harming China’s state security, officials said, days after a former Canadian diplomat was detained in China in an escalating diplomatic row. The state security bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, which borders North Korea, has

Detained Canadian in China being probed for harming state security

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese authorities are questioning former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, who was detained days after the arrest in Canada of a Chinese businesswoman, on suspicion of engaging in activities that harmed China’s national security. Michael Kovrig, an employee with the International Crisis Group and former Canadian diplomat appears in this photo provided by

China calls on Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences

BEIJING/OTTAWA (Reuters) – China warned Canada on Saturday that there would be severe consequences if it did not immediately release Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s [HWT.UL] chief financial officer, calling the case “extremely nasty.” FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Executive Board Director of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, attends a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum

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