Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang says entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig have been taken into custody on suspicion of "engaging in activities that endanger the national security" of China.
Michael Kovrig's detention comes after police in Canada arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies on December 1 at the request of US authorities.
Meng Wanzhou, 46, Huawei's chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder, faces US accusations that she misled multinational banks about Iran-linked transactions.
Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou faces US accusations that she misled multinational banks about Huawei's control of a company operating in Iran. She was arrested in Canada on December 1 on a US extradition request.
Canada wants to keep Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in jail after she was arrested on December 1 in Vancouver at the request of the United States over claims she violated sanctions on Iran.
The news of Meng's arrest has roiled stock markets and drawn condemnation from Chinese authorities, although the US president and his top economic advisers have played down its importance to trade talks after Xi and Trump agreed to a truce.
A Long March 3B rocket carrying a lunar probe blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province in southwestern China.
The Chinese tech giant has been a target of unsubstantiated spying accusations for years as it outshined companies such as Apple and Cisco in sales.
Japan is set to effectively ban government purchases of telecommunications products from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp over fears of intelligence leaks and cyber attacks
Unlike Spain’s more famous sport, the Chinese variant of bullfighting fuses the moves of wrestling with the skill and speed of kung fu.
Canada’s Department of Justice said Meng Wanzhou is facing extradition to the United States. China called for Meng’s immediate release.
China says it will push forward trade negotiations with the United States in the next 90 days while President Trump says he will place major tariffs if a deal cannot be reached.
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