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Canada Kelly McParland: How can Canada still even consider dealing with China and Huawei?

18:55  02 december  2019
18:55  02 december  2019 Source:   nationalpost.com

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Is China pushing Canada around because the Chinese leadership considers the Canadian government weak? I suspect China would be dealing with the United States in a qualitatively different manner. Chris: And if Canada is feeling pressure from China then they’re joining a queue of other

Mr. Lighthizer said that the deal would require China to make structural changes to how it screened food imports and approved new genetically modified The need for increased food imports from the United States persuaded the Chinese that both sides could benefit from a partial deal even if it did

a group of people standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, centre, who is out on bail and remains under partial house arrest after she was detained last year at the behest of American authorities, is escorted by members of a private security team as she leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a lunch break from a hearing, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. © Darryl Dyck Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, centre, who is out on bail and remains under partial house arrest after she was detained last year at the behest of American authorities, is escorted by members of a private security team as she leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a lunch break from a hearing, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

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Noting that his daughter has been detained in her luxury Vancouver mansion for a year now, Huawei founder and chief executive Ken Zhengfei says he hopes the “hardship and suffering” Meng Wanzhou is going through proves to be “good for her growth.”

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Since then, relations between China and Canada have become increasingly strained, and How has the case affected Canada - Chinese relations? From the day of Ms. Meng’s arrest, Canada Huawei is even a sponsor of “Hockey Night in Canada ,” a sports show that is quintessentially Canadian , as it

What’s noticeable is how little influence Canada exerts on any of these ugly trends. Trudeau seemed lost in knowing how to deal with it; Canada ’s ambassador to China , John McCallum, made Canada retains some valid interests, Hong Kong being one of them. The Canadian community in Hong Kong

“Under the grand backdrop of the Sino-U.S. trade war, she is like a small ant caught between the collision of two giant powers,” he told CNN in an interview marking the anniversary of her detention.

Meng’s suffering consists of periodic trips to court in a variety of colourful fashions, where her team of lawyers argue against extradition to the U.S. on charges of bank fraud related to alleged sanctions-busting dealings with Iran. Lately they have sought to oppose allowing the eventual proceedings to be broadcast by CBC , arguing it could catch the attention of Donald Trump and result in a “threatening and intimidating” intervention.

“If (Meng’s) extradition hearing is broadcast, this will only increase the public scrutiny she faces and the attention her matter receives from officials in the United States,” her legal eagles maintained.

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Mr Trump is currently seeking a deal with China , in order to end China 's foreign ministry summoned the US ambassador to demand that Washington stops interfering in Chinese internal affairs. "[The bills] are being enacted in the hope that leaders and representatives of China and Hong Kong will be

For a country that likes to boast of its 3,000 years of recorded history, China displays a notably crude and unpolished face in matters of foreign relations. Its behaviour since the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has been, in turns, boorish, threatening and ill-tempered.

In China, of course, the idea that members of the public might be allowed to know what’s going on in the courts is alien to everything the communist system represents. Mere citizens have the right to be told what the government wants them to be told, and that’s that. Beijing, for instance, insists there is absolutely no truth to the multitude of reports of Muslims in Xinjiang province — perhaps hundreds of thousands of them — being forced into re-education camps , locked behind barbed wire watched over by guard towers.

Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, leaves her Vancouver home to appear in British Columbia Supreme Court, in Vancouver, on September 25, 2019.© DON MACKINNON/AFP/Getty Images Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, leaves her Vancouver home to appear in British Columbia Supreme Court, in Vancouver, on September 25, 2019.

While newly-leaked documents show the camps are high-security prisons — with instructions to prevent escapes at all costs, focus on “discipline and punishment of behavioural violations,” “promote repentance and confession” and press inmates to “truly transform,” Chinese citizens are kept firmly in the dark, told no more about their rulers’ actions than they are about the months’-long outbreak of resistance to communist influence in Hong Kong.

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Share this story. Kelly McParland : What's Xi Jinping to do? China benefited for years from the belief no American president would take the risks necessary to halt Chinese cheating on an array of fronts. Beijing may feel safe in treating Canada with contempt over the detention of Meng Wanzhou, but it

"If we made a deal , I could imagine Huawei being possibly included in some form or some part of it," he said. What are the concerns about Huawei ? Several countries have raised concerns that Huawei equipment could be used by China for surveillance, allegations the company has vehemently denied.

While her lawyers struggle to protect Meng from the cameras, two Canadians jailed in retaliation — Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig — enjoy none of the privileges Canadian law allows her. They’re held without access to lawyers or family, and without formal charges. Canada’s new ambassador, Dominic Barton, was able to meet them as they too approach the anniversary of their captivity, and while a communist spokesman made clear they’ll be held hostage as long as Beijing feels the need.

The notion that keeping Meng’s proceedings off the tube might ensure they escape Trump’s notice may strike some as beyond silly: even if his State Department neglects to mention it, the president is a known TV enthusiast, and there’s a good chance his pals at Fox News will cover the event. It is reasonable, however, to anticipate the hearings could be treated to one of his patented Twitter outbursts. The president wasn’t too busy to live-tweet attacks on witnesses appearing before House impeachment proceedings, so there’s no reason to assume he’ll remain wholly indifferent to a case with implications for more than one ongoing U.S. tiff with China. At a gathering in Halifax, White House national security advisor Robert O’Brien minced no words about Washington’s strong-arm techniques, warning Ottawa to keep Huawei out of Canada’s coming 5G network if it hopes to maintain access to intelligence-gathering from the U.S. and other allies.

Huawei Canada exec insists CFO Meng Wanzhou is victim of ‘politicization’

  Huawei Canada exec insists CFO Meng Wanzhou is victim of ‘politicization’ Two Canadians have been detained in China for one year in apparent retaliation for Meng's arrest.In an interview with The West Block's Mercedes Stephenson, the executive and former director of issues management for Stephen Harper's government insisted Huawei Canada respects Canadian laws but did not answer when asked whether the branch would call for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.

The Wall Street Journal carried a story on the weekend, even as readers were absorbing news that a top executive of China ’s Huawei Technologies had been arrested in Vancouver. “American Entrepreneurs who Flocked to China are Heading Home, Disillusioned,” it headlined.

China said the case against Ms Meng was an "abuse of the bilateral extradition treaty" between Canada and the US. Huawei and Ms Meng have both denied all the allegations. Canada 's justice department had until Friday to decide whether or not the extradition case would proceed in Canadian

“When they get Huawei into Canada or other Western countries, they’re going to know every health record, every banking record, every social media post; they’re going to know everything about every single Canadian,” O’Brien said.

There is no reason to suspect the U.S. of needless paranoia about Huawei and its activities. Yet another recent report — this one from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute — found that Huawei works directly with Beijing’s re-education operations in Xinjiang, helping build a sophisticated digital surveillance system for constant monitoring of inmates.

Co-author Vicky Xiuzhong Xu charged that, courtesy of Huawei, “everyone in Xinjiang — from telecommunications companies to social media companies to tech companies that make cameras — form this ecosystem that enables and allows this mass detention, these gross human rights abuses to happen on a large scale.” For her troubles, Xu has been targeted by attacks on Chinese social media sites for daring to report negatively about her home country.

The Trudeau government has been careful to delay a decision on Huawei and 5G until safely through the recent election, worried about giving Beijing yet another excuse to display its brutality. But official dawdling has done nothing to alter the stark evidence that Huawei should be kept as far as possible from anything to do with Canadian networks. When the time comes, when Kovrig and Spavor are safe, only one decision is possible. Commercial agreements with thugs and extortionists is not in the national interest, at any price.

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