Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, shown in Ottawa on Tuesday, has reportedly been snubbed by Beijing in attempts to win the release of two Canadians held on spying charges. Photo: Reuters

China appears set to snub Canadian PM Justin Trudeau until Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou is released, following his plea for Michael Spavor and Michael Hovrig

  • Canadian PM asked for call with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in January to ‘personally advocate’ for immediate release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor
  • Beijing has placed the blame entirely on Canada, asking that Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou be released ‘immediately’
Topic |   Meng Wanzhou

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, shown in Ottawa on Tuesday, has reportedly been snubbed by Beijing in attempts to win the release of two Canadians held on spying charges. Photo: Reuters
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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou claims that Canadian border officers worked with police to abuse her rights. Photo: AFP

Canada denies abusing Meng Wanzhou’s rights, saying border officers used ‘usual customs processes’ when they took her phones at airport

  • Response to lawsuit by Meng says border officers were not acting on behalf of US prosecutors or Canadian police when they seized her electronic devices
  • But Meng’s lawyers says her December 1 border examination at Vancouver’s airport was a ‘false pretence’ for her to be detained and interrogated
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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou claims that Canadian border officers worked with police to abuse her rights. Photo: AFP
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