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Third Canadian detained in China amid Huawei dispute

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Dear China,

We use the rule of law, and government officials here in Canada cannot interfere with court cases, unlike what must be a daily occurrence in your country. We are not China

Our judges are not voted in either, so we differ from USA there as well. There is no judicial interference you can bring to bear on us.

The more Canadians you arrest, the more it looks bad on China, if that was even possible. Personally I'm glad you're doing this, as it ensures for years to come that businesses of all countries will look to your practices and turn away for safety reasons. Good. Your actions confirm you can't be trusted.

Free the Uyghurs, Free Tibet. All of these refugees including Free Chinese live in Canada and other freedom based nations. I wish you had changed before and after the Beijing Games in 2008, but you have double downed on abhorrent behaviour that undermines anyone taking you seriously as a country. It's just sad and I hope one day for a democratic China.

Canadian government will lie low not talking about it, but it's basically Chinese state sanctioned kidnapping.

It's obvious. Everyone knows this

You are the type of nouveau rich that like to throw money around but has no manners or class. It's really too bad the road you continue to go down.

You just don't matter

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sf2k, which China are your talking to ?

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Bob Rae, Canada's special envoy to Myanmar and a former Liberal Party leader, tweeted on Wednesday that "there are no coincidences" and said the detentions look "too much like hostage taking."

absolutely. I'd go further and say that this is a form of kidnapping- similar to what N. Korea does.

sf2k

well said.

China is a rogue nation and should be treated as such. I don't support Trump in many things, but I do support his trade war on China. It is time for the international community to band together to stop this biligerent country and its authoritarian regime. We need to send a message to Pooh

https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=winnie+the+pooh+china&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=r-gaziMvUPvH8M%253A%252CE5g88iTtuvCwdM%252C&usg=AI4-kQDWYW_z3Q-elPzD0UWu0DXveChaA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiY6_uNj63fAhWYdt4KHQo9CjAQ9QEwAHoECAYQBA#imgrc=r-gaziMvUPvH8M:

that the world will not tolerate Chinese aggression any more. The world really needs to support Canada or China will just continue doing this.

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Unfortunately when you're in a single party dictatorship of a country you can be taken hostage at a whim. It's a pity that China doesn't care to follow the rule of law or that they trample basic universal freedoms as well. The "peaceful rise" has become "whatever it takes to keep the party in power." Western companies are starting to take notice. China has had 30 years to figure things out. If they can't get it right they're going to end up being more and more isolated.

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Imagine if France started arresting Japanese executives in retaliation for Ghosn!

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pigeons have really come home to roost with China. It just didn't work out. Time to abandon it. Japan really needs to divest as well as the rest of us. For too long we have left the work to China. We need to repatriate factories and make sure they are not polluting. Prices will have to go up but not by much and all in the cause of international freedom and living wages. The corporate class won't like it because it'll cost them money but it will be worth the price to spare our nations from tyranny

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Trudeau said a decision on whether to use Huawei equipment in Canada's 5G mobile network should be made by experts and not influenced by politics.

I agree wholeheartedly. As long as those "experts" are Canadian Intelligence and Military experts. China's MO is to mix trade and economics with geopolitics and strategic interests.

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True enough Aly

I think the reason we're not getting any support at the moment is that everyone is at their wits end. UK Brexit, France riots, Japanese overtures to China, etc.

Everyone is going to watch what happens to Canada. It's not making anyone friends though. I'm kinda disappointed that a Chinese buck was more important than our Canadian heart

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A lot of China haters here, this is all a political game, "U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters last week he might intervene in the case if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with China." conveniently the arrest was made as Trump was negotiating a deal with China. Trumps mentality, the art of the deal, try and put pressure on the other party, what a load of c##p. America using the bully boy tactics with Canada, do as we say or there will be consequences, this is America's foreign policy worldwide. America thinks the world will not survive without their help, either it be military or economic, this is BS, America is just another player, not number 1.

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We use the rule of law, and government officials here in Canada cannot interfere with court cases, unlike what must be a daily occurrence in your country. We are not China

)))

Just believe it

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I think the reason we're not getting any support at the moment is that everyone is at their wits end. UK Brexit, France riots, Japanese overtures to China, etc.

I agree..

Everyone is going to watch what happens to Canada. It's not making anyone friends though. I'm kinda disappointed that a Chinese buck was more important than our Canadian heart

So am I brother! VERY disappointed.

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Imagine if France started arresting Japanese executives in retaliation for Ghosn!

Don't worry, rich people don't get arrested in France.

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What laws? Pres. Trump already said he would intervene to get Meng released if China cut a nice trade deal with US......

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What was she arrested for in Canada? She pays a lot of tax there. Did she shoplift or park on a yellow line?

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Where are the protests?

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Canada should issue a warning to its citizens about travel to China, citing the possibility of arbitrary arrest by the unelected Chinese dictators.

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@Goodlucktoyou

There are extradition treaties with US. Or, is it better for US to behave like China, people just got kidnapped and went missing and finally found out they turned up detained in China?

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Just announce, all Canadian citizens out of mainland China, Macao and Hong Kong immediately.

The Chinese Communist Government will arrest Canadian citizen one by one until Canadian Government has released Ms. Meng Wanzhou and safely returned to China.

Now Huawei can't deny about how Huawei and its Company founder family was important for the Chinese Government and it is becoming clear about the connection between the Chinese Government and Huawei Company. Huawei's products are safe to use for Government.

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A lot of China haters here

Well China is a Communist dictatorship.

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Xi: It's all just a coincidence and has nothing to do with the arrest of a Chinese citiz... HEY IS THAT ANOTHER CANADIAN? GET HIM!

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https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/4/18168082/huawei-new-years-tweet-sent-from-iphone-demotion-pay-cut

Chinese country-wide firewall prevents sending Happy New Year Tweet using Huawei devices.

A few employees solved the issue ... using an iPhone and a foreign SIM, which management claims "harmed the brand."

For their trouble, the employees have been demoted, had their pay cut and frozen for at least a year.

Meng Wanzhou needs to be watched carefully or the Chinese govt will provide yet another passport and put her onto a private jet, never to be seen again. Saudi Arabia has done this, so it definitely works.

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