Third Canadian detained in China amid rising tensions

Czech warning over Huawei, ZTE security ‘threat’

A third Canadian has been detained in China, although Canada's prime minister said Wednesday the case doesn't seem to be linked to the previous two that appear to be retaliation for Canada's recent arrest of a top Chinese tech executive.

At a press conference Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Chinese government said she was unaware a third Canadian had been detained.

A spokesperson with Global Affairs said it was "aware of a Canadian citizen" who has been detained, but did not provide further details, citing the Privacy Act. Ltd.'s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. The main issue is the legal and political environment in the People's Republic of China, where Huawei and ZTE primarily operate.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meanwhile, branded the arrests "unacceptable" after talks last week with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, who said Meng was being treated in accordance with the law. "They will retaliate and China will take hostages", he said.

Both Mr. Spavor and Mr. Kovrig are being held on suspicion of "engaging in activities that endanger the national security" of the country, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters in Beijing last week.

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Consular assistance is being provided to all three, and their families, officials from Global Affairs say. "Sometimes politicizing or amplifying the level of public discourse on this may be satisfying in the short term but would not contribute to the outcome we all want, which is for Canadians to be safe and secure".

Law-enforcement officials allege that she lied to USA banks about a corporate structure devised to get around sanctions against Iran. The Canadian government did not reveal the individual's identity or why the person had been detained.

The senior executive also said Japan and France have no formal ban on Huawei's telecom gear, in response to media reports that the two countries have expressed relevant concerns.

The Canadian Government has said that there is also no explicit link between Ms Meng's arrest and the detentions of Mr Kovrig and Mr Spavor. She was released on bail in Vancouver, where she owns two homes, while waiting to learn if she will be extradited to the United States. "The Canadian government can not order a judge to release Ms. Meng, ' the security voices are going to trump them", the source said.

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