Canada China

Tough talk on China could hurt efforts to free detained Canadians, Champagne says.

Testifying before the House of Commons Canada-China relations committee, Champagne is urging MPs not to give in to the temptation to tough talk that won't help Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.

4 24

Border officer denies RCMP asked for Meng Wanzhou’s phone codes, court hears.

Sowmith Katragadda told an evidence-gathering hearing in Meng's B.C. Supreme Court extradition case he couldn't recall where the idea came from.

4 22

Meng Wanzhou’s border exam was necessary due to national security concern, officer says.

Supt. Sanjit Dhillon says he would not have authorized the immediate execution of the provisional arrest warrant by the RCMP in the case because there were outstanding national security and criminality concerns about Meng.

4 48

Champagne won’t call China’s treatment of Uighurs genocide after Beijing criticism.

After Bob Rae said the United Nations should investigate if the Uighur's treatment amounts to genocide, China called his comments "ridiculous" and said Canada was being hypocritical.

5 204

B.C. court to hear witness testimony in Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou extradition case

The B.C. Supreme Court will hear witness testimony starting Monday as part of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's legal battle to stop her extradition to the United States.

Colleagues of detained Canadian Michael Kovrig appeal to China for his release at UN.

The president of the International Crisis Group and the United Nations ambassadors for Germany and Britain brought up Kovrig's case at a U.N. Security Council meeting.

China accuses Canada of condoning media criticism of Hong Kong comments.

Cong Peiwu was asked whether his remarks amounted to a threat, to which he replied, "That is your interpretation."

1 583

Canada granted consular access to Canadian facing death penalty in China.

'Canada continues to call for clemency for Robert Schellenberg, as we do for all Canadians facing the death penalty,' a statement reads.

Conservative MP dismisses China’s COVID-19 ‘excuse’ barring access to detained Canadians.

Conservative MP Michael Chong said this past week's virtual consular visits to Micahel Kovrig and Michael Spavor should have happened much sooner

1 256

China denies Canadians ‘arbitrarily’ detained in response to Meng Wanzhou arrest.

China's foreign ministry spokesperson said it "firmly opposes the erroneous statements made by Canada."

Consular meeting with Canadians detained in China should have happened sooner: Chong.

Chong tells The Canadian Press that the fact the Chinese economy has largely reopened makes it clear that's an ``excuse'' to flout international conventions that guarantee consular access.

China’s detention of 2 Canadians ‘hostage diplomacy,’ defence minister says.

Harjit Sajjan made the comments during a wide-ranging panel discussion hosted by Slovakian think tank Globsec, nearly two years after Chinese authorities first detained former diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor.