Hong Kong leader says Chinese security law has been ‘effective in restoring stability’ – National

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday that the city’s new national security law has been “remarkably effective in restoring stability” after months of political unrest, and that bringing normalcy back to the political system is an urgent priority. Lam made the comments in her annual policy address, more than a month after it […]

China weighs creating list of ‘diehard’ Taiwan supporters for future legal action – National

China is considering drawing up a blacklist of “diehard” supporters of Taiwan’s independence, the government said on Wednesday, which may see Beijing try to take legal steps against democratically-elected President Tsai Ing-wen. Taiwan condemned the plan after the pro-Beijing Hong Kong-based newspaper Ta Kung Pao first reported on it this month. China’s widely-read Global […]

Champagne, Conservative foreign affairs critic Michael Chong spar over China approach – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 24, 2020 7:57 pm     Updated November 24, 2020 7:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Conservative MP Michael Chong is urging Foreign Affairs […]

Britain considering pulling judges from Hong Kong’s highest court, minister says – National

Britain is considering pulling its judges out of Hong Kong’s highest court, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday, in its latest response to what it considers China’s breaches of its international obligations in the territory. Britain, which ruled Hong Kong for over 150 years until it handed it back to China in 1997, […]

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 23, 2020 8:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is warning that tough talk about China could hurt efforts to gain the release of […]

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

The border officer who led Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou’s immigration exam before her arrest at Vancouver’s airport says he doesn’t believe RCMP asked him to collect the passcodes to her phones. 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. Read more: Trudeau says no […]

Trudeau to tout climate fight, trade at Asia Pacific leaders summit – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will pitch the economic benefits of fighting climate change and doing business with Canada as he meets with counterparts from both sides of the Pacific during today’s Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation leaders’ summit. Yet the degree to which the prime minister’s sales pitch will even be heard by APEC leaders remains […]

Canadian ambassador granted virtual visits to 2 Michaels detained in China – National

Canada’s ambassador to China has visited a pair of Canadians held for almost two years amid a dispute over the arrest of an executive of Chinese technology giant Huawei. The Canadian government said in a news release that Ambassador Dominic Barton met with former diplomat Michael Kovrig on Thursday and with businessman Michael Spavor […]

Canada, Five Eyes allies express concerns over expulsion of Hong Kong lawmakers – National

Canada and its Five Eyes allies — the U.K., the U.S., New Zealand and Australia — are expressing their “serious concern” after China imposed new rules to disqualify elected legislators in Hong Kong, saying the move is part of a “concerted campaign to silence all critical voices.” In a joint statement issued Wednesday, the countries’ foreign affairs ministers […]

China testing imported food packaging for coronavirus, angering several countries – National

Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly frustrated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus, which some say is tantamount to a trade restriction. China says it has found the virus on the packaging of products from 20 countries including German pork, Brazilian beef […]