Category Archives: China

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou bail hearing hears plan for electronic ankle bracelet monitoring

VANCOUVER — The bail hearing for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou entered its second day on Monday after a number of developments in the case over the weekend.

The bail hearing opened on Friday with a B.C. Supreme Court judge hearing that the Chinese telecom executive, who was arrested at Vancouver International Airport on Dec. 1, is alleged to have violated U.S. sanctions on trade with Iran.

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China increases pressure on US, Canada over Huawei executive’s arrest

China on Monday cranked up its protests over the arrest of an executive of telecom giant Huawei on a US warrant in Canada. China’s Foreign Ministry said that Canada has violated the human rights of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

China’s latest broadside over the case came as Meng, the daughter of the company’s founder, faces a Canadian court’s decision on bail later on Monday in Vancouver.

Meng’s arrest on December 1 has infuriated Beijing, roiling stock markets and raising tensions amid a truce in the US-China trade war.

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Communist China’s Huawei: ‘Déjà Vu All Over Again’

…Further, he informs readers how, in 2012, the House Intelligence Committee released a “comprehensive report on Huawei and ZTE” that determined: “Inserting malicious hardware or software implants into Chinese-manufactured telecommunications components and systems headed for U.S. customers could allow Beijing to shut down or degrade critical national security systems in a time of crisis or war.”

This report’s perspicacity, Lake notes, was ironically attested to by communist China’s 2017 “National Intelligence Law and a related cybersecurity law,” which compels Chinese companies like Huawei to abet the communist dictatorship in its espionage activities—including “offensive intelligence operations,” such as “handing over access to ‘key business and personal data (which must be stored in China), proprietary codes, and other intellectual property” (per a Lawfare analysis).

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Canada could be at risk of ‘nasty’ retaliation from China

VANCOUVER—Canada is at risk of retaliation from China, including the arrest of Canadians in the country, said a former ambassador to China after the chief financial officer of Chinese-owned Huawei was taken into custody this week.

With the bail hearing of Meng Wanzhou currently underway in a Vancouver court, Canada is “caught in the middle” between an extradition treaty with the U.S. and a Chinese technological powerhouse, said Guy Saint-Jacques, former ambassador to China and currently a fellow at the China Institute at the University of Alberta. He said that Canada is now vulnerable to retaliation.

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China warns of severe consequences if Canada does not release Huawei CFO

China warned Canada on Saturday that there would be severe consequences if it did not immediately release Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer, calling the case “extremely nasty.”

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s global chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 and faces extradition to the United States, which alleges that she covered up her company’s links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions.

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Inside China’s audacious global propaganda campaign – Justin’s handlers have clearly taken note.

Beijing is buying up media outlets and training scores of foreign journalists to ‘tell China’s story well’ – as part of a worldwide propaganda campaign of astonishing scope and ambition.

s they sifted through resumes, the team recruiting for the new London hub of China’s state-run broadcaster had an enviable problem: far, far too many candidates. Almost 6,000 people were applying for just 90 jobs “reporting the news from a Chinese perspective”. Even the simple task of reading through the heap of applications would take almost two months.

For western journalists, demoralised by endless budget cuts, China Global Television Network presents an enticing prospect, offering competitive salaries to work in state-of-the-art purpose-built studios in Chiswick, west London. CGTN – as the international arm of China Central Television (CCTV) was rebranded in 2016 – is the most high-profile component of China’s rapid media expansion across the world, whose goal, in the words of President Xi Jinping, is to “tell China’s story well”. In practice, telling China’s story well looks a lot like serving the ideological aims of the state.

I sense an eerie parallel here. Justin’s handlers have been paying attention.

CHMB Vancouver is part of the Chinese State effort.

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Stephen Harper urges Canada to ban Huawei from 5G network in Fox News appearance

In an interview with Fox News, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper said that he supports American efforts to persuade its western allies, including Canada, to ban Huawei from emerging 5G networks.

“I obviously note that the United States is encouraging western allies to essentially push Huawei out of the emerging 5G network and my personal view is that that is something western countries should be doing in terms of our own long-term security issues,” Harper said in an interview.

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Who has taken action against telecom giant Huawei and why Canada hasn’t

Chinese telecom giant, Huawei technologies has been thrust into the international spotlight, after it was revealed the company’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday.

Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, is facing possible extradition to the United States. While details of her case are sparse, reports say she is suspected of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.

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Huawei CFO arrest ‘violates human rights’, China says

China has urged the US and Canada to “clarify” the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer.

The daughter of the founder of the Chinese telecoms giant was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December and could face extradition to the US.

Details of the arrest have not been released but the US has been investigating Huawei over possible violation of sanctions against Iran.

China demanded her release, saying her detention was possibly a rights abuse.

My Bet? Ms. Wanzhou will be home soon, Justin will make it so. I can’t see how his handlers could possibly pass up an opportunity to piss off the USA.

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CSIS director warns of state-sponsored espionage threat to 5G networks

Canada’s top spy used his first public speech to warn of increasing state-sponsored espionage through technology such as next-generation 5G mobile networks.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service director David Vigneault’s comments come as three of the country’s Five Eyes intelligence-sharing allies have barred wireless carriers from installing equipment made by China’s Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in the 5G infrastructure they are building to provide an even-more-connected network for smartphone users.

…The CSIS director’s warnings come as the United States has mounted an intense campaign to convince Canada and other members of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance to bar Huawei from being involved in 5G mobile technology and software.

Canada and Britain have so far resisted the U.S. lobbying campaign and risk facing restrictions on what sensitive intelligence from allies is shared with them.

Justin bends over for any tyranny, it’s in his blood. His handlers like the idea of siding with China.

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Canada arrests Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver

Canada has arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies who is facing extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.

Wanzhou Meng, who is also the deputy chair of Huawei’s board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities.

“Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1. She is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday,” Justice department spokesperson Ian McLeod said in a statement to The Globe and Mail. “As there is a publication ban in effect, we cannot provide any further detail at this time. The ban was sought by Ms. Meng.

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Security experts question political influence of Toronto developer with ties to Beijing

A wealthy Toronto developer with close ties to Beijing’s ruling Communist Party has become a donor to federal, provincial and municipal politicians – raising concerns among security experts about the influence he may be wielding in Canadian politics.

Ted Jiancheng Zhou, who has condominium projects in China and Canada, has risen to prominence within the Chinese-Canadian community in the Greater Toronto area only five years after his family’s arrival in Canada in 2013. He boasts of connections to high-level Communist Party officials in Fujian province, where he was born.

Only “news” because it implicates Conservatives.

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China cracks down on increasingly lavish weddings for being anti-socialist

Exploring The Unlikely Role Of Cigarettes At Chinese Weddings

China is calling for the end of increasingly lavish weddings, claiming they go against the country’s socialist values. The ministry of civil affairs has condemned the practice of holding extravagant ceremonies and giving expensive gifts.

Weddings, instead, should “integrate core socialist values and Chinese traditional culture into the construction of marriage and family,” the ministry said.

Officials further stressed at a conference on wedding reform over the weekend that it is “necessary” to incorporate “Xi Jinping Thought,” the Chinese president’s oft-heard political ideology, into wedding and marriage planning.

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FUREY: Canada needs to be wary of China, Taiwan’s foreign minister warns

If there’s any country that can speak with authority about the threats posed by China, it’s Taiwan. And its officials are urging Canada and other countries to pay close attention.

They sure know what they’re talking about. Beijing currently has more than a thousand missiles aimed at the island country. But that’s far from the only threat they’re facing.

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China won’t stop flood of fentanyl into Canada, sources say

The opioid crisis and record-setting death counts caused by fentanyl flooding into Canada could get worse because of a growing diplomatic dispute with China, sources have informed Global News.

Canadian law enforcement agencies have found that fentanyl and its chemical precursors are mostly produced in southern China factories and sent to North America via shipping containers, and in the mail.

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