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Canada, China: The Arrest of Another Citizen in China Complicates Canada's Calculations

Dec 14, 2018 | 00:12 GMT

On the heels of Canada's high-profile arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, China now has confirmed that it has detained not one but two Canadians. Meanwhile, Meng is out on bail awaiting possible extradition to the United States. With the U.S.-China trade war at an uneasy truce, U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested, however vaguely, that he would intervene in Meng's case if he deemed it necessary. With this trade truce in place, China's detention of the two Canadians was an opportunity for Beijing to retaliate for Meng's arrest against a lower stakes target, Canada....

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