Canada-China spat heats up over ambassador’s alleged threat
New friction arose when China’s ambassador Cong Peiwu branded pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong violent criminals.
Economic freedom on the wane worldwide
Policy response to COVID-19 has put more of the economy into government hands, threatening economic freedom globally.
Calls mount, frustration grows over Trudeau’s promise to help Hong Kong
No new pronouncements despite Chinese authorities’ having conducted several waves of arrests as part of a crackdown on pro-democracy activists and media.
Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at U.S. sanctions
The sanctions, announced Aug by the U.S. Treasury Department, block all property or other assets that the individuals have within U.S. jurisdiction
As Trump attacks, China sees a worrying trend for its future
The tone could change if Biden is elected in November, but the underlying issues will remain.
Don’t criticize China’s treatment of Hong Kong, Beijing warns Canada
Urges the Canadian side to “immediately correct its mistakes” and stop interfering.
Zoom caught in China censorship crossfire as meetings foiled
Company reactivated Zoom accounts of a US-based group of dissidents that were suspended after they held an online event commemorating Tiananmen Square.
Canada, allies condemn China on Hong Kong security law
Statement said the law is “in direct conflict” with China’s “international obligations under the principles of the legally binding” agreement.
Chinese officials lash out at US over legislation critical of Hong Kong policies
Part of an ongoing campaign of vilification over what Beijing considers hostile acts aimed at restraining its development as a world power.
Canada Goose Asia revenue soars despite Hong Kong tensions
But shares fell as the company warned wholesale revenues are expected to decrease in the third quarter.
Canada halts Hong Kong consulate staff travel after UK case
Didn’t say whether the travel restriction on local staff was related to the detention of the British Consulate employee.
Trudeau vows to stand firm against ‘increasingly assertive’ China
Closely monitoring the protest movement in Hong Kong, where there are 300,000 Canadian citizens,
Trump suggests trade deal can wait for Hong Kong resolution
Also praised Chinese President Xi Jinping, calling him a “great leader” and saying he could quickly resolve the unrest.
Chinese cyberattack hits messaging app during HK protest
Telegram app connectivity slowed but the attack did not compromise user data.
Hong Kong company to spend $350M to expand capacity in Ontario: Wynne
Makes electric motors and mechanical parts for automotive manufacturing.
Canada slips to 10th place in IMD competitiveness ranking
Hong Kong, Switzerland and the US are the report’s most competitive nations.
Husky starts up Liwan offshore natural gas platform
The project southeast of Hong Kong taps into three offshore fields, using shared infrastructure to produce the gas.
Hong Kong firms paying $10.9M to settle insider trading allegations on CNOOC-Nexen deal
CITIC Securities and China Shenghai Investment Management have neither admitted nor denied the allegations.
US Energy Dept loses $139M in sale of Fisker loan
The troubled electric car-maker received loans worth $192 million before funds were suspended in 2011.
Hong Kong beaches fouled by massive plastic pellets spill
China’s Sinopec vows to clean up 150-tonne mess.