Trump, Trudeau discussed developments in Hong Kong, Canadians held in China

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Trudeau and Trump also reaffirmed their support for the new North American free trade agreement.

OTTAWA - U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the Hong Kong protests and the ongoing detention of two Canadians by the Chinese government, a statement from Trudeau's office said on Friday.

China detained two Canadian men shortly after police arrested Huawei Technologies Co Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. warrant in Vancouver in December. Canada's dispute with China has been a nagging headache for Trudeau, and there have been no signs that it will go away before the October national election.

 

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