Beijing Headlines

  • Canada-China relations turn icy over arrest of Huawei exec

    Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was granted bail by a Canadian court, allowing the executive to stay in her Vancouver home as she awaits a possible extradition to the United States on fraud charges. Meanwhile, China detained a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing in apparent retaliation for Meng's arrest at the request of the United States, escalating a legal and diplomatic wrangle among the three countries. Relations were shaken by Canada's arrest of Meng, the daughter...

  • The Latest: Cabinet official confirms ex-diplomat held

    Canada’s public safety minister says the government is concerned about a Canadian detained in China — confirming that a former Canadian diplomat is being held in Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada’s arrest of a Chinese executive

    Washington Post
  • China's foreign minister vows to defend citizens abroad

    BEIJING (AP) - China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a Canadian court decided whether to release a technology executive on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations. Beijing will "spare no effort" to protect against "any bullying that infringes the legitimate rights and
  • China, US discuss plans for trade talks

    China's economy czar and the U.S. Treasury secretary discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

    ABC News
  • Fast facts about the arrest of a Chinese tech executive

    WHAT'S HAPPENING A top executive with Chinese electronics giant Huawei faces a bail hearing. The U.S. wants Canada to extradite Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies. She was detained Dec. 1 while changing planes in Vancouver. U.S. authorities allege Huawei used a

    ABC News
  • China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

    BEIJING (AP) - China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing to protest Canada's detention of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei at Washington's behest, demanding the U.S. cancel the order for her arrest. The official Xinhua News Agency said Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng "lodged solemn representations and