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RCMP suspends contract with Ontario company linked to China

RCMP suspends contract with Ontario company linked to China

OTTAWA — The federal government says the RCMP has suspended a contract with an Ontario company that has links with China.
Canada's push for Southeast Asia ties raises human-rights questions

Canada's push for Southeast Asia ties raises human-rights questions

OTTAWA — Canada's plan to deepen ties with Southeast Asian countries raises questions about how it will address human-rights concerns in the region, critics say.
Chinese government launches 'Belt and Road' warehouse in Surrey

Chinese government launches 'Belt and Road' warehouse in Surrey

The consul general of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver extolled how the warehouses could be instrumental in expanding trade between the two countries
China students return home amid fears of COVID-19 spread

China students return home amid fears of COVID-19 spread

BEIJING (AP) — Some Chinese universities say they will allow students to finish the semester from home in hopes of reducing the potential for a bigger COVID-19 outbreak during the January Lunar New Year travel rush.
Despite warnings, Richmond politicians still attending pro-China events

Despite warnings, Richmond politicians still attending pro-China events

Liberal MP Parm Bains and Richmond Coun. Alexa Loo attended a ceremony last week with People's Republic of China Consul-General Yang Shu.
Canada's government will review RCMP equipment contract with ties to China: Trudeau

Canada's government will review RCMP equipment contract with ties to China: Trudeau

OTTAWA — The federal government is reviewing an RCMP equipment contract with a company that has ties to China's government, the prime minister said Wednesday.
Canada considering if critical mineral exports to China should be limited: Wilkinson

Canada considering if critical mineral exports to China should be limited: Wilkinson

OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said the new critical minerals strategy published Friday doesn't specifically bar Canadian mines from exporting critical minerals and metals to countries like China.
China vows to drop some travel tracking in COVID rule easing

China vows to drop some travel tracking in COVID rule easing

BEIJING (AP) — China said it would stop tracking some travel, potentially reducing the likelihood people will be forced into quarantine for visiting COVID-19 hot spots, as part of an uncertain exit from the strict pandemic policies that helped fuel w