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How the Huawei arrest is playing out in China

Nathan VanderKlippe, the Globe and Mail's Asia correspondent, reports on how the Canadian arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is being talked about in China.
In this courtroom sketch, Meng Wanzhou (back right) sits beside a translator during a bail hearing in Vancouver on Dec. 7, 2018. (Jane Wolsak/Canadian Press)

"The tone here is that this is an an innocent woman. So why would you treat her like a criminal? And the idea is, if you have handcuffed someone you have presumed their guilt," says Nathan VanderKlippe, the Globe and Mail's Asia correspondent.

Tensions between Canada and China are high after the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and the subsequent detention of former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig. Today on Front Burner, Nathan explains China's side of the diplomatic dispute and breaks down how this story is playing out in Beijing. 

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