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Huawei pledges $2 billion to assuage cybersecurity concerns

Huawei pledges $2 billion to assuage cybersecurity concerns

Meng's arrest was regarded back home as an attack on one of China's foremost corporate champions. Her previous request to be released on bail was rejected as she was deemed a flight risk. The Chinese also say they were not briefed on the reasons for Meng's arrest.

O'Toole said the woman's case was brought to the attention of a Tory MP in Alberta; O'Toole is the party's foreign-affairs critic so he relayed the information to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday.

In Vancouver, Meng appears in court, where allegations of fraud are laid out.

Meng was released on bail last week in Vancouver pending a U.S. extradition hearing on USA fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings Huawei is alleged to have had with Iran.

Huawei officials say that despite media reports and public concerns expressed by several countries, no evidence has been found that its products can pose a national security threat to some states. In the latest development, Japan has also stopped its government, earlier this month, from purchasing China's Huawei and ZTE Corps equipment as the country strengthens its defenses against intelligence leaks and cyberattacks.

december 10: Chinese authorities arrest two Canadian men.

Entrepreneur Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, who is on a leave of absence from Global Affairs, remain in custody there. Spavor's becomes public on December 12.

China's largest technology company by sales has rapidly become a lightning rod for America's fears about the Asian country, as tensions between the world's two richest nations escalate.

More news: N.Korea state media says denuclearization includes 'eliminating USA nuclear threat'

The arrest of the Garratts came shortly after a Chinese businessman was picked up on a USA warrant in Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump also undermined Canada's position when he mused in an interview last week he might intervene in the Meng case if it would help him get a trade deal with China.

Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China's Foreign Ministry, at a regular news conference in Beijing, China on January 6, 2016.

The Liberals spend the day outlining how the extradition process will work, reiterating that it is an independent process.

"The rule of law is not about following the rule of law when it suits you".

Last week, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer demanded Trudeau send a "very high-level message" to China and denounce any repercussions on Canadians overseas. He calls on Trudeau to reach out to the highest levels of the Chinese government.

The ministry, however, did not explain if the third detention was linked to Meng's arrest.

Chinese authorities detained ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor last week on charges of threatening national security.

Destination Canada, a government-run promoter of Canadian tourism, said it was suspending marketing in China due to the "exceptional circumstances".


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