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SHENZHEN, China | Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

SHENZHEN, China — Jan 15, 2019—The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers. Meeting with foreign reporters at Huawei’s headquarters, Ren Zhengfei sought Tuesday to allay Western concerns the company is a security risk. … Continue reading SHENZHEN, China | Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

BEIJING | The Latest: China confirms holding 2 Canadians

BEIJING — The Latest on the detentions in China of two Canadian men (all times local): 3:55 p.m. China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of “endangering national security.” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Thursday that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: China confirms holding 2 Canadians

BEIJING | Missing Canadians raise stakes in China-US-Canada dispute

BEIJING — The apparent detentions of two Canadian men in China this week have raised the stakes in a three-way international dispute with the United States. The Canadian government said late Wednesday that entrepreneur Michael Spavor went missing after reporting that he was being questioned by Chinese authorities. His disappearance follows the detention of former … Continue reading BEIJING | Missing Canadians raise stakes in China-US-Canada dispute

TORONTO | Official IDs Canadian missing in China as entrepreneur

TORONTO— A second Canadian man has gone missing in China and is feared detained in what appears to be retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei, Canadian authorities said late Wednesday. Canada’s Global Affairs department identified its missing citizen as Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur who is one of the only … Continue reading TORONTO | Official IDs Canadian missing in China as entrepreneur

SHANGHAI | AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims wrong drug concession from China

SHANGHAI — President Donald Trump is claiming victory in getting China to designate fentanyl a controlled substance, but China took that step against the deadly opioid years ago. What’s actually on the table is a far more sweeping shift in the way China regulates synthetic opioids. The question is how China will follow through on … Continue reading SHANGHAI | AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims wrong drug concession from China

LYON, France | Interpol: Rules forbid probe of ex-president’s fate in China

LYON, France— Interpol’s secretary general said Thursday that the international police organization’s rules forbid him from probing into the fate of the Chinese government official who served as Interpol president for almost two years before he vanished during a trip to China. In his first public remarks about the disappearance of Meng Hongwei, Interpol Secretary … Continue reading LYON, France | Interpol: Rules forbid probe of ex-president’s fate in China

BEIJING | China’s reserves fall, suggesting Beijing propping up yuan

BEIJING — China’s foreign currency reserves declined in October in a sign Beijing might be intervening in the market to keep its yuan from falling too far against the dollar and triggering a possible U.S. backlash amid a tariff battle. The reserves, the world’s largest, declined by about $34 billion to just over $3 trillion, … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s reserves fall, suggesting Beijing propping up yuan

BEIJING  | Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

BEIJING  — X-Men star Fan Bingbing’s Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China’s hyper-adrenalized social media environment. For one of China’s best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan’s vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that could have put … Continue reading BEIJING  | Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing