Tag: Canada

China Is Said to Question a 2nd Canadian, Escalating Diplomatic Feud

BEIJING — China appeared to intensify its punitive campaign against Canada over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive as a second Canadian working here was questioned by security officials and then dropped out of contact with his government. The second case involves Michael Spavor, a writer and entrepreneur […]

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News Analysis: Trump’s Intervention in Huawei Case Would Be Legal, but Bad Precedent, Experts Say

WASHINGTON — When President Trump said in an interview this week that he was willing to intercede in the case of a Chinese telecom executive facing extradition to the United States if it helped achieve “the largest trade deal ever made,” it was a clear signal that his White House […]

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[Update: Granted bail] Canada arrests Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, China warns ‘grave consequences’

Two days ago, Canadian police arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, following an extradition request by the United States government. Wanzhou was arrested for allegedly covering up Huawei’s links to a company that tried to sell equipment to Iran — a country under trade sanctions by the United States. Due to Huawei […]

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Breaking: Huawei’s ‘Red Princess’ Meng Wanzhou Wins Release on Bail

Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou’s plea to be released on bail was approved by a Canadian court Tuesday. Justice William Ehrcke of the British Columbia Supreme Court said the Chinese executive could be released after posting millions of dollars in bail and agreeing to a stringent monitoring program proposed by her lawyers. Observers in the […]

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Former Canadian Diplomat Disappears in China, Adding to Tensions

BEIJING — A former Canadian diplomat has disappeared in China and may be under detention there, the nongovernmental organization where he now works said Tuesday, less than a week after Canada announced the arrest of a senior Chinese tech executive. The former diplomat, Michael Kovrig, has worked for the International […]

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Canada arrests Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, China warns ‘grave consequences’

Two days ago, Canadian police arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, following an extradition request by the United States government. Wanzhou was arrested for allegedly covering up Huawei’s links to a company that tried to sell equipment to Iran — a country under trade sanctions by the United States. Due to Huawei […]

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Huawei Arrest Shows Trump Has No Game Plan Against China

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at one of China’s most strategically important companies, on the same day that President Trump and China’s president, Xi Jinping, declared a 90-day “truce” in their trade war, is a diplomatic curveball that may fulfill some national security goals but could complicate […]

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Arrest Shakes Huawei as Global Skepticism of Its Business Grows

It is one of China’s proudest corporate success stories, a colossus in cutting-edge technology that elbowed out Western rivals to become the biggest supplier of the hardware that connects our modern world. Now, all around the globe, the walls are going up for Huawei. The United States, which for years […]

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Huawei Founder’s Daughter and CFO Wanzhou Meng Arrested in Canada For Violating Iran Trade Sanctions

Huawei’s CFO Wanzhou Meng was arrested by Canada’s law enforcement agency on December 1st at the request of the US for violating sanctions against Iran. Meng is the daughter of Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei. The bail hearing for her arrest is scheduled for Friday. There are no more details regarding […]

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Canada Arrests Huawei CFO at Request of U.S. Authorities

Canadian authorities on Saturday arrested Huawei Technologies CFO Wanzhou Meng in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities, according to a report. Wanzhou, the daughter of the technology giant’s founder Ren Zhengfei, faces extradition to the U.S. on suspicion that the executive violated U.S. sanctions targeting Iran. Canadian Justice Department press representative Ian McLeod confirmed Wanzhou’s court hearing is […]

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USMCA Entrenches Tech Companies’ Right To Censor

President Trump hailed the trade agreement he signed with Mexico and Canada last week as “great for all our countries.” Perhaps he doesn’t know that the NAFTA-replacing trade agreement, USMCA, gives tech giants in Silicon Valley a special legal privilege to censor his own supporters — and anyone else they find “objectionable.” Facebook, Twitter, Google, […]

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Trump Says He Plans to Withdraw From Nafta

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced his intention late Saturday to quickly withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move intended to force House Democrats to enact a revised version of the pact despite concerns that it fails to protect American workers. “I will be formally […]

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Trade Pact Is Signed, but U.S.-Canada Rift Remains

He has called Justin Trudeau “very dishonest and weak.” He also, perhaps jokingly, accused Canada — which came into formal being in 1867 — of burning down the White House during the War of 1812. But on Friday, as President Trump, Mr. Trudeau and Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed […]

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G.M. to Stop Production at 5 Plants in U.S. and Canada

General Motors said Monday that it planned to idle three car plants and two transmission plants in a bid to trim costs as the North American auto sector slows. The plants include a factory in Lordstown, Ohio, that makes the Chevrolet Cruze compact; the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, where the Chevrolet Volt, […]

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Freedom of Information Access ninjas force Gavin McInnis out of the Proud Boys

After Property of the People (previously) used clever Freedom of Information Act requests to learn that the FBI classed the Proud Boys as ‘an Extremist Group with Ties to White Nationalism’, the organization’s founder, Gavin McInnis (the Canadian who co-founded Vice Magazine) resigned from the organization he founded. <!– Cory Doctorow I write […]

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d: Canada’s Grand Cannabis Experiment Has Set Scientists Free

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — When Canada fully legalized recreational cannabis on Oct. 17, the internet giddily reimagined the CN Tower in Toronto peeking out from a thick haze and swapped the flag’s red maple leaf for its jagged-edged green cousin. Outsiders might titter about an entire populace turning into potheads, […]

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[Update: France, Spain, Russia too] Google One’s storage plans start rolling out in the UK and Canada

After tentatively launching in the US in May, Google One, aka Google’s new unified storage plans and service, has been shyly expanding. It didn’t become available to “everyone” in the US until August, and even then, there were plenty of exceptions that meant not all users were able to migrate to the new plans. After […]

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Google One’s storage plans start rolling out in the UK and Canada

After tentatively launching in the US in May, Google One, aka Google’s new unified storage plans and service, has been shyly expanding. It didn’t become available to “everyone” in the US until August, and even then, there were plenty of exceptions that meant not all users were able to migrate to the new plans. After […]

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Police: kids are being preyed upon by sextortionists while playing Fortnite

In what feels like the one billionth installment of We Can’t Have Nice Things, some pervy asshole’s been creeping on Fortnite-playing minors. Over the past few weeks, according to police from the Quebec, Canada area, a number of parents have stepped forward to complain that their kids were asked, in-game and via Instagram, to fire […]

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Grant Hill Didn’t Even Know Who Nickelback Were When He Appeared In The ‘Rockstar’ Music Video

YouTube Grant Hill has done a lot of things beyond his NBA playing career. But one of the more curious things he’s done is appear in Nickelback’s ‘Rockstar’ music video. And now we know how that cameo came about. The video, if you do not recall, features a bunch of […]

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