Canada foreign minister says eyes wide open when it comes to normalising China ties
TORONTO: Canada\u0027s \u0022eyes are wide open\u0022 when it comes to normalising its relationship with China, Foreign Minister Marc Garneau said on Sunday (Sep 26), two days after the release of a Huawei executive following almost three years of house arrest in Vancouver. Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Men
TORONTO: Canada's"eyes are wide open" when it comes to normalising its relationship with China, Foreign Minister Marc Garneau said on Sunday (Sep 26), two days after the release of a Huawei executive following almost three years of house arrest in Vancouver.
Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, flew back to China on Friday after reaching an agreement with US prosecutors to end a bank fraud case against her. That resulted in the scrapping of her extradition battle in a Canadian court.
Soon after Meng flew to China, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - two Canadians detained by Chinese authorities just days after Meng's arrest in Vancouver in December 2018 on a US warrant - were released by Beijing.Garneau told CBC News the government is now following a fourfold approach to China:"coexist","compete","cooperate" and"challenge". headtopics.com
He said Canada would compete with China on issues like trade and cooperate on climate change, while challenging it on its treatment of Uighurs, Tibetans and Hong Kong as Ottawa has done in the past."Let me say, our eyes are wide open. We have been saying that for some time. There was no path to a relationship with China as long as the two Michaels were being detained," Garneau said.
Related:Key events in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's extradition casePrime Minister Justin Trudeau and Garneau received the two Canadians on Saturday when they arrived in Calgary, Alberta, after spending more than 1,000 days in solitary confinement.Spavor was accused of supplying photographs of military equipment to Kovrig and sentenced in August to 11 years in jail. Kovrig had been awaiting sentencing.
Trudeau, who won a third term last Monday after a tight election race, had vowed to improve ties with China after becoming prime minister in 2015, building on his father's success in establishing diplomatic ties with China in 1970.But even before Meng's arrest, Canada's repeated questioning of China's human rights positions had irked Beijing, and the two countries have failed to come closer.
China has always denied any link between Meng's extradition case and the detention of the two Canadians, but Garneau said that"the immediate return of the two Michaels linked" it to Meng's case in a"very direct manner".Garneau said he had heard about the deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) several weeks ago, which opened the door to the return of the two men. headtopics.com
Canadian Ambassador to the United States Kirsten Hillman denied Washington had made the release of Kovrig and Spavor a condition for the resolution of the charges against Meng."Absolutely not. The DPA and the resolution of the charges against Ms Meng was a completely independent process, and it was proceeding as it did," Hillman told Canadian broadcaster CTV.
Garneau also said he did not think the timing of the men's return had anything to do with that of the federal election."I think it just worked out that way." Read more: CNA »
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Huawei CFO leaves Canada after U.S. deal on fraud charges, detained Canadians head home(Reuters) -Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou flew home to China on Friday after reaching an agreement with U.S. prosecutors to end the bank fraud case against her, relieving a point of tension between China and the United States. Within hours of the news of the deal, two Canadians who were arrested shortly after Meng was taken into custody in December 2018 were released from Chinese jails and were on their way back to Canada. The deal also opens U.S. President Joe Biden to criticism from China hawks in Washington who argue his administration is capitulating to China and one of its top companies at the center of a global technology rivalry between the two countries. Ya don't Play-Play with China and the Chinese! China win 🎉 Huawei win The West lead by POTUS lost again! Another blunders from JoeBiden Bow now, World! She was under house arrest while the Canadians were in Chinese custody. Chinese custody? Was it house arrest or in jail?
China welcomes Huawei executive home, but silent on freed CanadiansSHANGHAI: Chinese state media welcomed telecoms giant Huawei\u0027s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, back to the \u0022motherland\u0022 on Saturday (Sep 25), after more than 1,000 days under house arrest in Canada, on what they called unfounded charges of bank fraud. But they have kept silent about Michael Kovrig a Not freed. Is deported. What is the Justice meaning? Rich and powerful person or country can be negotiated for justice but ordinary people are not.
China welcomes Huawei executive home, Trudeau hugs Canadians freed by BeijingHuawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrived in China on Saturday, ending her near three-year U.S. extradition fight, the same day two Canadians detained by Beijing for more than 1,000 days returned home, potentially paving the way for improved ties between China and the two western allies. Meng https://www.reuters.com/business/huawei-heir-apparent-prepares-life-after-three-years-canada-court-battle-2021-09-24, the daughter of Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei, was allowed to go home after reaching an agreement with U.S. prosecutors on Friday to end a bank fraud case against her. Two Canadians detained by Chinese authorities just days after Meng's arrest - Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - were embraced on the tarmac by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after they landed in Calgary.
Arctic sailing race planned in Canada to highlight climate changeMONTRAEL: A French sports group on Saturday (Sep 25) announced plans to launch a sailing race in the thawing Canadian Arctic to raise awareness of global warning. Due to kick off in 2023, the North Pole Race will see ships sailing from Quebec to Vancouver along the Northwest Passage, a sea route through th
Two Canadians detained by China for more than 1,000 days return home: Local mediaTORONTO: The two Canadians who were detained by Beijing for more than 1,000 days returned home on Saturday (Sep 25), local media reported, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received them. Footage f Tit 4 tat.....fair xchange is no robbery. Alls well that ends well.
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