The Chinese Embassy said on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, it has asked Canada to suspend all meat exports, a surprise move that comes amid the diplomatic dispute over the December arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver.
Defence lawyers for a senior Huawei executive have asked Canada's foreign affairs minister to stop the extradition process against their client, saying the request made by the United States was for political purposes, not legitimate law enforcement reasons.
China warned Canada on Friday, May 31, 2019, that it needs to be aware of the consequences of aiding the U.S. in a case involving the Chinese tech giant Huawei that is believed to have sparked the detention of two Canadians in China.
The United States will link the liberation of the two Canadians imprisoned by China to its free-trade talks with the People's Republic, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence pledged on Thursday, May 30, 2019.