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December 13, 2018 5:37 PM Canada’s envoy to China decries Huawei arrest as U.S.-inspired

“The detention of Ms. Meng is not a mere judicial case, but a premeditated political action in which the United States wields its regime power to witch-hunt a Chinese high-tech company out of political consideration,” Lu said. “The reason behind all the bullying behaviours of the United States is that it pursues power politics against other countries 6

December 11, 2018 6:22 PM David Shoemaker named chief executive officer of Canadian Olympic Committee

“It is a dream job and a homecoming too, to be able to come back to Canada after spending so much time abroad in sport and be able to contribute to Team Canada.” Prior to joining the NBA, Shoemaker served as WTA president from 2009 to 2011. He was promoted to that position from Beijing where he’d spent almost two years heading up the WTA’s Asia-Pacific 7

December 9, 2018 2:52 AM Canada could be at risk of ‘nasty’ retaliation from China

VANCOUVER—Canada is at risk of retaliation from China, including the arrest of Canadians in the country, said a former ambassador to China after the chief financial officer of Chinese-owned Huawei was taken into custody this week. With the bail hearing of Meng Wanzhou currently underway in a Vancouver court, Canada is “caught in the middle” between an extradition 11

December 7, 2018 7:58 PM China readies Chang’e-4, its moon lander, for launch

The instruments will probe the structure of the rocks beneath the spacecraft, study the effects of the solar wind striking the lunar surface. Chang’e-4 will also test the ability of making radio astronomy observations from the far side of the moon, without the effects of noise and interference from Earth. According to the Xinhua News Agency, Chang’e- 10

December 7, 2018 5:23 PM U.S.-China trade war distracting from talks with Canada on steel tariffs, says Morneau

U.S. President Donald Trump slapped tariffs of 25 per cent and 10 per cent on steel and aluminum imports, respectively, from Canada in May, prompting retaliatory tariffs by Canada on $16.6 billion worth of U.S. goods. Meanwhile, American tariffs against China have triggered a tit-for-tat trade war affecting hundreds of billions of dollars in goods over the past year. Despite 9

December 6, 2018 4:51 PM Canadian businesses face retaliatory risk after Huawei arrest, say analysts

The Justice Department says the United States is seeking Meng’s extradition, but is not providing further details about the case because of a court-ordered publication ban on her pending bail hearing. Chinese officials are loudly calling for Meng’s release and want Canada to reveal the reason for her arrest. Fen Hampson, the director of the global security 15

November 25, 2018 2:29 PM Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum

TAIPEI, TAIWAN—Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. The vote on Saturday, organized by Christian groups that make up about 5 per cent of Taiwan’s 16

November 23, 2018 9:06 PM China awaits Trans Mountain as Canadian Pipeline saga drags on

The head of China’s consulate in Calgary says her country would like to see the Trans Mountain crude oil pipeline expansion, conceived to ship more Canadian crude to Asia, to be completed. While the amount of oil that the pipeline would help bring to China would probably not be very large, the project will help the Chinese companies invested in Canada 10

November 22, 2018 11:57 AM Sun Life vies for $3B Hong Kong insurer FTLife

FTLife’s owner, Chinese investment firm JD Capital, has asked for second-round bids within the next couple weeks, the people said. No final decisions have been made, and the suitors could decide against submitting offers, according to the people. JD Capital bought Ageas SA’s Hong Kong Life insurance in 2015 for $1.38 billion and rebranded it as FTLife 14

November 13, 2018 2:38 PM HNA’s Seaco unit is said to attract Orix, Ontario Teachers

HNA Group Co.’s sale of container-leasing business Seaco has attracted potential bidders including Japanese financial firm Orix Corp. and Bermuda-based Triton International Ltd., people familiar with the matter said. Seaco has also drawn preliminary interest from investment funds including Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which owns rival lessor SeaCube 17