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Huawei and China’s ‘Hostage Diplomacy’
November 01, 2021

Huawei and China’s ‘Hostage Diplomacy’

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Van Jackson.

How a Chinese Sailboat Became a Microcosm for Arctic Geopolitics
October 18, 2021

How a Chinese Sailboat Became a Microcosm for Arctic Geopolitics

By Trym Eiterjord
A Chinese sailor's attempted journey through the Arctic Ocean ran aground on disputed sovereignty complaints.
Huawei Executive Resolves Criminal Charges in Deal With US
September 25, 2021

Huawei Executive Resolves Criminal Charges in Deal With US

By Eric Tucker and Jim Mustian
The deferred prosecution agreement paves the way for Meng Wanzhou to be released in a case that has roiled China’s relationships with both Canada and the U.S.

What Will Happen in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s Canada Extradition Case?
August 21, 2021

What Will Happen in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s Canada Extradition Case?

By Lizzi C. Lee
The latest hearings wrapped up on August 18 in a case that has attracted international attention and torpedoed Canada-China relations.

Canadian Faces Spy Ruling as Huawei Decision Looms
August 10, 2021

Canadian Faces Spy Ruling as Huawei Decision Looms

By Joe McDonald
Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained in China in what critics labeled "hostage politics" in 2018. 

China’s EU Sanctions Are the Latest Proof: Beijing Doesn’t Understand Democracies
March 25, 2021

China’s EU Sanctions Are the Latest Proof: Beijing Doesn’t Understand Democracies

By Andreea Brînză
Once again, Beijing has misunderstood the functioning of democratic institutions. It’s part of a long-standing pattern of missteps.

2nd Canadian Goes on Trial in China on Spying Charges
March 23, 2021

2nd Canadian Goes on Trial in China on Spying Charges

By Sam McNeil
Diplomats were barred from attending the trial of Michael Kovrig, just like at fellow Canadian Michael Spavor’s trial last week.
Jailed Canadians to Face Trial in China
March 19, 2021

Jailed Canadians to Face Trial in China

By Associated Press
After two years in detention, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor will face trial for espionage, amid accusations that Beijing is using them for “hostage diplomacy.”

Australia Joins Declaration Condemning Arbitrary Detention
February 26, 2021

Australia Joins Declaration Condemning Arbitrary Detention

By Joshua Mcdonald
In recent weeks, Australian citizens have been detained in China and Myanmar. 

The Meng Wanzhou Case Speaks to China’s Diplomatic Paranoia
June 02, 2020

The Meng Wanzhou Case Speaks to China’s Diplomatic Paranoia

By Jo Kim
China’s unwarranted assertiveness and distrust of democratic systems damages its foreign relations.

Canada Judge Rules Huawei CFO’s Extradition Case Will Proceed
May 28, 2020

Canada Judge Rules Huawei CFO’s Extradition Case Will Proceed

By Associated Press
Meng Wanzhou's extradition cleared a legal hurdle, despite pressure from Beijing.
Calgary Zoo Returning Pandas to China Due to Bamboo Acquisition Barriers
May 14, 2020

Calgary Zoo Returning Pandas to China Due to Bamboo Acquisition Barriers

By Associated Press
Fresh bamboo is difficult to get in Calgary amid the pandemic, so the loaned pandas will be returned to China.

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