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Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor have been confined by China since December 10, 2018.(REUTERS)

Canada says 2 citizens held in China have not been tried

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Beijing
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:13 PM IST
Asked about the Canadians at a daily briefing on Thursday, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Hua Chunying said the two had been “arrested, indicted and tried,” in what appeared to be the first public assertion that they had been brought to court.
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People hold signs calling for China to release Canadian detainees Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.(Reuters)
People hold signs calling for China to release Canadian detainees Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.(Reuters)

Detained Canadians in China get rare consular access

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Toronto
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 06:11 AM IST
The Global Affairs department said Dominic Barton, Canada’s Ambassador to China, was granted virtual consular access to Michael Spavor on Friday and virtual consular access to Michael Kovrig on Saturday.
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Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2020.(Reuters photo)

Timeline of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case

By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh | Vancouver
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 02:32 PM IST
Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will appear in a Canadian court on Monday as her extradition hearing enters the next phase.
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Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said “effective immediately, Canada will not permit the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong”.
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said “effective immediately, Canada will not permit the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong”.

Canada’s Trudeau has exposed China’s attempt at hostage diplomacy

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Ties between Canada and China have been strenuous since 2018 when Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, under the US warrant. After Meng was detained, China arrested Canadian citizens Michael Kovri, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a businessman, on charges of espionage.
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 22.(Reuters Photo)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 22.(Reuters Photo)

Huawei executive trial: Justin Trudeau rejects calls to stop extradition in exchange of 2 Canadians

By Anirudh Bhattacharya | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Toronoto
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Meng Wanzhou is facing trial in Vancouver and could potentially be extradited to the US on charges related to committing fraud and bypass international sanctions against the Iranian regime.
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The spying charges are “completely different” from the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, a foreign ministry spokesman said.(Bloomberg)
The spying charges are “completely different” from the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, a foreign ministry spokesman said.(Bloomberg)

Stop ‘irresponsible remarks’ on spy case: China to Canada’s Justin Trudeau

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Beijing, China
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 07:57 PM IST
Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in what was widely seen as an attempt to Canada after Meng’s December 2018 arrest in Vancouver.
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Meng Wanzhou is charged with bank fraud and accused of misleading HSBC Holdings.(AP Photo)
Meng Wanzhou is charged with bank fraud and accused of misleading HSBC Holdings.(AP Photo)

Huawei CFO fighting US extradition says her rights were violated

By Reuters | Vancouver
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 02:13 PM IST
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at Vancouver’s airport on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States, where she is charged with bank fraud and accused of misleading HSBC Holdings Plc about Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s business in Iran.
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According to the complaint, the officers detained the Huawei CFO on the jetway Dec. 1 as she was getting off a flight, took away two phones, an iPad and a computer, then got her to surrender the passwords to those devices.(REUTERS)
According to the complaint, the officers detained the Huawei CFO on the jetway Dec. 1 as she was getting off a flight, took away two phones, an iPad and a computer, then got her to surrender the passwords to those devices.(REUTERS)

Huawei CFO sues Canada for alleged wrongful detention

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 03:13 PM IST
Meng Wanzhou claims that her constitutional rights were breached and is seeking damages for an ordeal she says amounted to “false imprisonment.”
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Meng Wanzhou arrest has threatened to increase U.S.-China trade tensions and shook stock markets globally last week.(REUTERS)
Meng Wanzhou arrest has threatened to increase U.S.-China trade tensions and shook stock markets globally last week.(REUTERS)

China summons US envoy to protest Canada’s detention of Huawei executive

By Associated Press | Beijing
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 09:55 AM IST
Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, was detained on the same day that President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed over dinner to a 90-day cease-fire in the trade dispute.
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Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer (CFO).(REUTERS file photo)
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer (CFO).(REUTERS file photo)

Huawei CFO accused of fraud, to face 30 years in prison

By Asian News International | Vancouver
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 09:12 PM IST
Meng, who is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei allegedly allowed the company’s subsidiary SkyCom to do business in Iran, thereby violating US sanctions against the country.
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