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Canadian said to be detained in China, Huawei CFO due back in court

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A former Canadian diplomat has reportedly been detained in China. The news comes just hours before a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies is set to return to a Vancouver courtroom for a bail hearing that has angered Beijing. It was not immediately clear if the cases were related, but Canadian analysts had already predicted China would retaliate after the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the request of U.S. authorities. The former diplomat is Michael Kovrig, who is based in China. He works for the International Crisis Group, which said it was seeking his prompt and safe release. Canadian foreign ministry officials said they were not immediately able to confirm that Kovrig was in detention. China has threatened severe consequences unless Canada releases Meng immediately. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the matter is one for the courts to decide.

Added on the 11/12/2018 10:51:03 - Copyright : Wochit

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