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Detained Huawei CFO Headed Back to China After US Deal

Meng Wanzhou had been held on fraud charges in Canada since 2018, awaiting extradition to US

(Newser) - For nearly three years, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has been detained in Canada, awaiting extradition to the United States on fraud charges. On Friday, all of that changed, as the US and China reached an agreement and the US Justice Department dropped its extradition request, allowing Meng to go free,...

China Appears to Retaliate Against Canada Again

Michael Spavor sentenced to 11 years

(Newser) - A Chinese court sentenced Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor to 11 years in prison Wednesday in a spying case that has been linked to Beijing's pressure campaign against the Canadian government over the arrest of an executive at tech giant Huawei. Spavor and another Canadian were detained in China in...

Death Penalty Upheld in China for Canadian Man

Country appears to be pressuring Canada to release Huawei exec

(Newser) - A Chinese court on Tuesday rejected a Canadian drug convict's appeal of a death sentence in what appeared to be an effort to step up pressure on Canada to release a detained executive of tech giant Huawei, the AP reports. The Canadian government condemned the ruling and appealed to...

China Takes Big Step in Feud With Canada

The '2 Michaels' to go on trial within days for spying

(Newser) - The Chinese government will put two Canadians on trial for espionage within days, despite international calls for their release. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arrested in 2018 in what was widely seen as retaliation for the arrest of Meng Wanzhou , an executive and the daughter of the founder of...

China Sentences 4th Canadian to Death

Move seen as retaliation for arrest of Huawei exec

(Newser) - China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties over the arrest of an executive of tech giant Huawei. Ye Jianhui was sentenced Friday by the Foshan Municipal Intermediate Court in the southern province of Guangdong,...

After Ruling in Huawei Case, China Charges 2 Canadians

Detained men face espionage charges

(Newser) - Chinese prosecutors charged two detained Canadians with spying Friday in an apparent bid to step up pressure on Canada to drop a US extradition request for a Huawei executive under house arrest in Vancouver. Michael Kovrig was charged in Beijing on suspicion of spying for state secrets and intelligence. Michael...

'Protesters' Demanding 'Free Meng' Weren't Really Protesters

At least 3 have now come forward saying they were paid for the gig

(Newser) - On the first day of the first stage of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing, more than a dozen apparent protesters were spotted outside the Vancouver courtroom holding signs bearing messages like "Free Ms. Meng" and "Trump stop bullying us." Only ... those weren't actually protesters....

It's a Big Day for Huawei Exec Detained in Canada

First phase of Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing begins

(Newser) - The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom Monday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada, and complicated high-stakes trade talks between China and the United States. The New York ...

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Bannon Has Some Advice for Trump on Impeachment

Steve Bannon launches podcast to help president, suggests 'witch hunt' be retired

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is no longer in President Trump's inner circle, but Bannon thinks that same inner circle is doing a lousy job defending the president over impeachment. As a result, Bannon has just a launched a daily podcast from the basement of his townhouse in DC to offer advice...

China Sentences Another Canadian to Death

Amid tension surrounding Canada's arrest of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou

(Newser) - A court in southern China handed down sentences Tuesday to at least six foreigners involved in an international methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian given the death penalty. The Jiangmen Intermediate People's Court in southern Guangdong province sentenced 11 people who produced more than 139 pounds of methamphetamine, the AP...

Next Move in China-Canada Feud: Calling 2 Men Spies

China alleges Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor tried to steal state secrets

(Newser) - China accused two detained Canadians on Monday of acting together to steal state secrets, just days after Canada on Friday announced it will proceed with a US extradition request for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. China arrested the two Canadians on Dec. 10 in what was widely seen as an attempt...

Saga of Arrested Huawei Executive Turns New Page

Canada is willing to extradite Meng Wanzhou, but don't hold your breath

(Newser) - Canada is allowing Huawei's CFO to be extradited to the US—but that doesn't mean she'll be extradited anytime soon. Mere hours before the deadline to decide, Canadian officials said Friday that US charges against Meng Wanzhou have met conditions for her extradition, the CBC reports. She...

US Hits Huawei, CFO With Criminal Charges

How this affects the US-China trade war will remain to be seen

(Newser) - The US Department of Justice unsealed a 13-count indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday, including against two of its affiliates and its chief financial officer, the AP and Fox News report. The felony charges, which came in the form of two separate indictments—one a 10-count grand jury...

Canada's Ambassador to China Fired After Controversial Huawei Comments

John McCallum publicly took issue with US extradition request

(Newser) - Canada's (now former) ambassador to China lost the job amid the ongoing extradition case involving Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou . The US says Wanzhou, the Chinese telecoms giant's CFO, violated sanctions against Iran and is seeking her extradition; she was arrested in Canada in December, at the request of...

China Demands US Drop Meng Wanzhou Extradition

Minister says US shouldn't seek to have Canada send over detained Huawei executive

(Newser) - China is demanding that the US drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday that Meng Wanzhou's case is out...

After Unusual Retrial, China Sentences Canadian to Death

Robert Schellenberg convicted of drug smuggling as relations between nations worsen

(Newser) - A 36-year-old Canadian man may have just become a bargaining chip between China and Canada. Robert Schellenberg was sentenced to death for drug smuggling on Monday, and the Wall Street Journal reports that Beijing appears to be trying to get leverage after the arrest of a Chinese business executive in...

A 'Bizarre' Accusation From a Chinese Ambassador

China's ambassador to Canada calls out 'white supremacy' in an op-ed

(Newser) - China's ambassador to Canada accused the country Wednesday of "white supremacy" in calling for the release of two Canadians detained in China last month, while describing the detentions as an "act of self-defense," the AP reports. The arrests were in apparent retaliation for the arrest of...

2nd Canadian Feared Detained in China
2nd Canadian Feared
Detained in China

2nd Canadian Feared Detained in China

Canada tells Trump not to politicize Huawei case

(Newser) - A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei. The possible arrest raises the stakes in an international dispute that threatens relations, the AP reports. Canada's Global Affairs department on Wednesday...

Trump Says He Could Intervene in Huawei Case

'Whatever's good for this country, I would do'

(Newser) - Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is out on bail in Vancouver —and whether her next destination is her home in China or a cell in the US could be up to President Trump. In an interview Tuesday with Reuters , Trump said he would consider intervening with the Justice Department in...

Meng Wanzhou Freed on $7.5M Bail
Meng Wanzhou
Freed on $7.5M Bail

Meng Wanzhou Freed on $7.5M Bail

She has agreed to pay for 24/7 surveillance

(Newser) - Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou walked free from a Vancouver courthouse Tuesday night after a bail hearing that lasted three days. She was released on bail of $10 million Canadian—around $7.5 million American—after BC Supreme Court Justice William Ehrcke decided the bail terms were enough to "offset...

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