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Source: Global News

How Trump’s comments on Huawei, Green Beret case can skew the legal process

Today 12:40 GMT

While legal experts say Trump may not have the direct power to intervene in cases, when politicians comment on legal proceedings, it has the potential to set off appeals and other complications.

Donald Trump says he’d step in on Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s case if it helped with a trade deal. And he repeatedly comments on the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling and collusion with his 2016 presidential campaign team, most recently calling his former lawyer who co-operated with the investigation, a rat.

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Source: The Guradian

Huawei arrest may dash Canada's hopes for 'essential' trade deal with China

Today 12:41 GMT

Amid an increasingly bitter diplomatic feud sparked by the detention of a senior Huawei executive in Vancouver, a highly coveted free trade deal between Canada and China looks increasingly unlikely.

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of telecom giant Huawei – and China’s subsequent detention of two Canadians – has halted negotiations between the two countries. And as the United States prepares to request Meng’s extradition in the coming weeks, China has vowed to unleash punitive measures.

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Source: Global News

Was China caught off guard by Canada’s loyalty to rule of law, U.S. in Huawei arrest?

Monday 13:35 GMT

Frustration in China over the arrest and possible extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou may come from not understanding how the rule of law actually works.

In interviews with the West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Liberal MP Andrew Leslie and Michael Hirson, Asia director at the Eurasia Group, posited that part of the reason for the rough reaction from China to Meng’s arrest and Canada’s willingness to carry it out lies in fundamental misunderstandings of just how deep respect for rule of law and the Canadian relationship with the U.S. work, even in times of challenges, such as under the current U.S. president.

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Source: The Guradian

Huawei affair reveals superpowers’ imperial rules of engagement

Sunday 15:24 GMT

Even liberal-minded Americans see no particular problem with such overweening, imperial power-plays – for who, some argue, can doubt that the US, as the pre-eminent guardian of enlightened values, acts for the best?

A rival, not a friend – whose furious reaction last week to the arrest in Canada, on a US warrant, of the top Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, showed how Washington’s presumptuous attempts to exercise universal jurisdiction have become outdated, objectionable – and increasingly unenforceable.


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