Philip Ling

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Outgoing Chinese ambassador to Canada softens tone, says tensions 'only temporary'

China's outspoken ambassador to Canada, who once described the relationship between the two countries as having hit "rock bottom," said during a farewell speech earlier this week that recent tension is "only temporary."

Beijing suggests its snub of Canada will continue until Meng Wanzhou is released

The spiraling diplomatic row between Ottawa and Beijing "lies entirely with Canada," the Chinese foreign ministry said Thursday, suggesting for the first time that its leadership won't speak with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau until Canada drops extradition proceedings against a Chinese telecom executive.

Beijing snubbed Trudeau's request to talk with Chinese premier about detainees

Beijing ignored a personal attempt by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this year to arrange a conversation with China's premier in order to intervene on behalf of Canadians detained in China, CBC News has learned.

Justice Canada studied Trump's comments on Huawei extradition, documents show

Donald Trump's comment about his willingness to intervene in the court case against a Huawei executive, is included in the Canadian Justice Department's legal analysis of the extradition case against Meng Wanzhou.

Canada pressed North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons program during secretive talks to free Toronto pastor

The government of Canada used a diplomatic mission to secure the release of a Canadian pastor from North Korea to simultaneously press Pyongyang to drop its quest for a nuclear arsenal, CBC News has learned.

Canada should immediately appoint high-level envoy to China, ex-ambassador says

Following the sudden dismissal of Canada’s ambassador to China, a man who once held that job called on the government to immediately appoint a special high-level envoy to deal with Beijing while it searches for a new, permanent representative.

Community leaders work to head off anti-Muslim backlash as Kingston terror arrests wind up political debate

Community leaders are working to calm fears and find ways to prevent an anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant backlash in the wake of two arrests related to an alleged terrorist plot in Kingston, Ont., yet the probe has already touched off a political debate over security screening for refugees.

RCMP charge Kingston, Ont., youth with terror-related offence after security probe

The RCMP's national security team has arrested and charged an Ontario youth with a terrorism-related offence, the police force said Friday after an investigation in Kingston, Ont. A second man, a 20-year-old male, was also arrested but was later released without charge.

2 arrested in RCMP raids in Kingston, Ont., related to national security probe

The RCMP have arrested two people following raids on two homes in Kingston, Ont., in what officials are calling a national security investigation involving multiple police forces.

Chinese law used to detain Canadians gives Beijing authorities vast national security power

Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are being held in China under a national security law that gives authorities almost unlimited power to accuse individuals of posing a threat to national security.

Chinese state media say 2nd Canadian has been detained

A Chinese state media outlet is reporting that another Canadian citizen has been detained on suspicion of engaging in activities that endanger China's national security.

Brawl over expansion of Trans Mountain pipeline making project 'untenable,' says CEO

The CEO of Kinder Morgan Canada says internal Canadian political squabbles over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline are signalling that the project may be "untenable."

NYC terror case records unsealed after Canadian man's plea for help from Omar Khadr's lawyer

Court records for the case of a 19-year-old Canadian man who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges were unsealed after he asked a judge, in a handwritten letter, to fire his lawyer and appoint the former counsel for Omar Khadr.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko rejects call for anti-corruption court

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says judicial reform aimed at rooting out corruption in his country will be introduced in two weeks, but the leader rejects calls for the creation of an independent anti-corruption court in his country.
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Ukraine asks Canada for access to satellite images to monitor Russian, rebel troop movements

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pressed the Trudeau government to restart a program to supply the Ukrainian military with satellite images to monitor Russian and separatist rebel troop movements.