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  • Canada has ‘very few options’ to secure release of Canadians being held in China: experts

    Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained shortly after Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver this past December.

    Global News
  • Huawei founder 'would shut it down' if China asked it to eavesdrop

    Telecoms firm insists it has never been asked to spy after political row over 5G network The founder of the Chinese telecoms equipment firm Huawei would “shut the company down” if he was asked by the country’s communist regime to eavesdrop on mobile phone calls, according to a senior executive at the fast-growing multinational. Tim Watkins, the company’s vice-president for western Europe, said Huawei had never been asked by the Chinese government to conduct surveillance despite a recently...

    the Guardian
  • Trump 'stands by' Canada to help secure release of citizens held in China

    US president offers support for four detained Canadian citizens, two of whom are facing the death penalty US president Donald Trump has offered Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau his support for citizens detained in China and facing the death penalty during a phone call with the leader, the White House said. Four Canadians have been detained in China, two of whom have been sentenced to death over drug smuggling accusations. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • Trump to Trudeau: U.S. backs Canada's efforts to get citizens held in China released

    U.S. President Donald Trump told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a phone call on Thursday that the United States stands by Canada's efforts to secure the release of its citizens detained in China, the White House said in a statement.

  • China has released its guidelines for approving new video games, one year after putting a freeze on new releases in the country

    China has announced new regulations for publishing video games in the country after an eight-month freeze on new releases last year. China is one of the most important markets in the video game industry, generating more than $30 billion in revenue each year. While video games are popular in China, the Chinese government has strict regulations prohibiting violent or offensive media. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China has officially introduced new regulations for publishing...

    Business Insider
  • China Lashes Out at US Over Blacklisting Huawei

    Company claims willingness to cooperate
  • U.S. Blacklists China's Huawei

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions on Wednesday, adding another incendiary element to the U.S.-China trade dispute just as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would visit China soon for more talks. The post U.S. Blacklists China’s Huawei appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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