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Huawei Arrest Tests China-Canada Ties as Trudeau Weighs Risk

  • Canada detained CFO Meng in Vancouver on behalf of U.S.
  • Move is latest bump in ties with country Trudeau once wooed
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China Demands Canada Release Huawei Executive
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The arrest of a Huawei executive on Canadian soil represents another setback to Justin Trudeau’s push for stronger ties with Beijing, which are already strained by differences over trade and investments.

Canada arrested Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Wanzhou Meng on Saturday in Vancouver as she was switching flights in the Pacific coast city. The arrest was made at the request of U.S. authorities, who want to extradite her. The arrest comes amid a probe of suspected violations of Iran trade sanctions.