Third Canadian detained in China, Canadian media says, citing Foreign Ministry

Dec 20, 2018, 02:06
Third Canadian detained in China, Canadian media says, citing Foreign Ministry

The move came weeks after Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States.

A spokesperson with Global Affairs Canada told Canadian newspaper the National Post that a third Canadian citizen had been detained by Chinese authorities on Tuesday.

But Canada says Meng's arrest isn't political and that it must follow the rule of law.

In response, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said it was not aware of any arrest.

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A spokesperson for Canada's foreign ministry confirmed the detention, but declined to offer further details other than that they are providing assistance to the family, The Globe and Mail reported.

China has accused the other Canadian detainees of activities "that endanger China's national security".

The detention of #Huawei CFO is not merely a judicial case, but a premeditated political act in which the USA wields its regime power to hunt a Chinese high-tech company out of political consideration: China's ambassador to Canada.

Meng was released on bail last week in Vancouver pending a USA extradition hearing on fraud charges in the United States related to alleged sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran.

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"There are millions of dollars, billions of dollars at stake in technology and in communications infrastructure, there is also the extraordinary imperative that Canadians and people around the world expect to be kept safe and free from interference and cyber attacks", Trudeau said.

Ottawa has repeatedly said the arrest was not political but rather a judicial process in keeping with an extradition treaty with Washington.

The Australian paper said the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance, comprising of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and the US, met in Nova Scotia in July to discuss what to do about Huawei. Cabinet ministers - Trudeau included - have said national security will be the determining factor.

Hu declined to comment on the arrest in Canada of Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzou on a USA arrest warrant, but expressed confidence in "the judicial independence and fairness" of the Canadian and US legal systems. She is now out on bail, pending an extradition hearing. Both the United States and Canada host thousands of Chinese students who are the children of China's rich and powerful, but neither they nor their parents need to worry that they will be held hostage. "Two is awful. Three underlines how ruthless China can be", he said.

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