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Detained Canadian Michael Spavor gets third consular visit in China

Detained Canadian Michael Spavor gets third consular visit in China

"It will be a setback for China's rise if Huawei, a high-tech giant among Chinese private enterprises, collapses under USA pressure".

China has demanded her release and has warned of serious consequences for Canada if it fails to do so. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who runs tours to North Korea, are taken into custody on suspicion of engaging in activities that endanger national security.

Several countries and global alliances have rallied behind the detainees, calling for China to release them. Meng is required to wear an ankle monitor, surrender her passports and stay in one of her two Vancouver homes from 11 p.m.to 6 a.m.

A statement by Global Affairs Canada says the government continues to be deeply concerned by the "arbitrary" detentions of Spavor and fellow Canadian Michael Kovrig, who was also arrested last month on similar allegations.

Another Canadian, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, received a death sentence for a previous drug smuggling conviction, a harsher penalty than the 15 years of imprisonment he'd already been given.

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"While we have had some challenging times over the years, Huawei Australia has continued to go from strength to strength, becoming Australia's largest provider of wireless technology and serving more than half the Australian population".

Liu is attempting to bring an end to a tit-for-tat trade war that has been waged since July 2018, with the U.S. demanding that China opens its economy to foreign companies, reduce its trade deficit with the United States and that it treats foreign companies operating in China fairly. Her arrest and potential extradition to the United States to face charges of fraud and conspiracy have angered Chinese officials. The criminal charges stem from an earlier civil suit brought by the us carrier, in which Huawei was found guilty and ordered to pay compensation.

As a result of American government's move against the Chinese tech giant, Germany too has banned Huawei from providing 5G network telecom equipments. It says the foldable fifth-generation device will be unveiled next month in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, the industry's biggest annual event.

Brumby's canned quote in Huawei's press release said "The timing of my retirement from the board is completely unrelated to any recent commentary regarding China and Huawei".


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