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Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies

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By Paul Wiseman, Rob Gillies and Joe McDonald

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How do you know that they are innocent? It is very likely they are being watched in China for quite some time. Notice that they are not businesspeople actually doing business in China. They are somebody who have links to the Canadian government and others. China is penalizing Canadian government and not businesses. Canadian officials arbitrarily arrested a prominent Chinese business executive while in transit without any explanations for days and treating her like a criminal with handcuffs. According to the agreement between China and Canada, in such cases Canadian officials are supposed to inform China right away, so this is already shown that Canada is in the wrong and breaking the law. She did not even commit any crime in Canada and it is all because of politics. Canada is playing politics with the US and please don’t say that Canada is following the extradition treaty, the treaty doesn’t come into play if she doesn’t commit any crime in Canada and it is void if it involves politics. Eventually, she will be released but the harm has been done to an innocent Chinese. Would she be compensated? How much would that be worth for the harm done to her reputation and dignity?

Notice that the West is trying to bend the story to look like “China's arrests are not based on the rule of law but on other factors," and “discouraging trade and foreign investment in China.” Media manipulation and influence are so scary. Luckily China’s credibility has been improving recently, thanks to Trump.

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Luckily China’s credibility has been improving recently, thanks to Trump.

Ha ha! That's not because China's credibility has improved but because America's has fallen. Trump has suggested anu US case against Meng might be dropped if Beijing cooperates on trade matters - that is, Trump is essentially holding Meng hostage, with justice and legal issues a second thought.

Trump and Xi, birds of a feather.

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So very true. China just continues to embarrass herself on the world stage. The Huawei CFO arrested (and released on bail) in Canada had 7 passports apparently (4 Chinese and 3 Hong Kong) so tell us that isn't dodgy!

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Spying in China? They're lucky if they don't die of lead poisoning. China executes people for all sorts of reasons.

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Once again, China is caught hacking.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-navy-is-struggling-to-fend-off-chinese-hackers-officials-say-11544783401

Huawei has been caught multiple times stealing - Cisco and Motorola are the most famous, but there have been others.

The rest of the world should learn not to trust Chinese businesses and definitely not the dictator-for-life, Xi. China has a law which mandates that Chinese companies help the govt with spying https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-tech-giants-have-a-second-job-helping-the-government-see-everything-1512056284

When the US provides proof of the charges against Weng to Canada, the world will see that Huawei wanted to expand business inside the USA without following US laws. Huawei needs to decide if they want business with Iran or the US, but not both.

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In China’s west there are thousands of Muslims detained in re-education camps.

China detains people needlessly....

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Good to see finally the world has just recalled the great China Risk

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Hello flowers.

I have to say your posting is full of speculation and not what I am reading in the press from Canada.

Canadian officials arbitrarily arrested a prominent Chinese business executive while in transit without any explanations for days and treating her like a criminal with handcuffs.

-- Where do you get this information. The Chinese government? The news in Canada and the USA confirmed that Canadian officials arrested a person that the USA has an arrest warrant issued in August 2018 as the request of the US justice. Canada has repeatedly confirmed they have no issue with Ms. Meng and acting on behalf of the USA.

This article has some good balanced information:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/huawei-meng-extradition-questions-fraud-1.4943162

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