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Canada urged to welcome Hong Kong’s asylum seekers

Canada urged to welcome Hong Kong’s asylum seekers

Canada needs to act more proactively to provide a safe haven for Hong Kong’s asylum-seekers, Canadian citizens living in the city and businesses looking to flee the Beijing crackdown that is undermining the former British colony’s autonomy.
Ottawa suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; ceases exports of sensitive goods

Ottawa suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; ceases exports of sensitive goods

Ottawa has suspended its extradition treaty - effective immediately - with Hong Kong after China this week passed a new, controversial National Security Law that severely eroded the city’s autonomy.
Trudeau: Ottawa's negotiation position with China on detained Canadians' release not weakened

Trudeau: Ottawa's negotiation position with China on detained Canadians' release not weakened

Ottawa does not feel its negotiating power with Beijing has weakened when it comes to the release of two Canadians detained in China in relation to the Meng Wanzhou affair, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today.
Canadian citizens detained in China formally charged with espionage

Canadian citizens detained in China formally charged with espionage

Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor – detained in China since 2018 after the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou – have been formally charged with espionage in Chinese courts. Many observers expected the move after B.C.
China reports finding pests in logs imported from Canada

China reports finding pests in logs imported from Canada

Chinese officials confirmed Tuesday that custom officers found pests in long imports from Canada, although Beijing has currently not announced any export bans related to these incidents.
UK announces plans to join the CPTPP

UK announces plans to join the CPTPP

Trade expert says the decision could pull more UK investment to Western Canada
Canada awaiting 5G tech backlash from Beijing

Canada awaiting 5G tech backlash from Beijing

A week after Vancouver-based Telus Corp. (TSX:T) and Montreal’s BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) joined Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) in shutting out 5G network equipment from Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
Analyst: Australia sanctions show Canada cannot 'needlessly antagonize' China

Analyst: Australia sanctions show Canada cannot 'needlessly antagonize' China

China’s recent heavy-handed economic sanctions against Australia is a possible precursor for what kind of damage Beijing can deal in Canada’s direction if it chooses to, one B.C. scholar said.
Canada braces for backlash after telecoms snub Huawei

Canada braces for backlash after telecoms snub Huawei

Rejection of Huawei 5G will incur Chinese wrath, but targets are unclear, experts say
Does Vancouver need a memorial for the Tiananmen Square Massacre?

Does Vancouver need a memorial for the Tiananmen Square Massacre?

Massacre is considered part of events leading up to a significant wave of immigration that shaped Vancouver and B.C.