The Chinese telecom giant is arguing that the US Congress violated the Constitution when it banned government agencies from buying Huawei equipment. The US government alleges that Huawei equipment could be used to spy on Americans.

Sweden Recalls China Envoy After Article by Detained Bookseller’s Daughter

In the article, Angela Gui described a meeting with Sweden’s ambassador to China Anna Lindstedt during which Gui was told not to speak about the case of her father Gui Minhai. Sweden says the meeting was unauthorized. Hong Kong-based publisher Gui Minhai, who has Swedish citizenship, has been detained in China for more than three years on suspicion of “leaking state secrets overseas.”

China’s State-Run Media Rally Behind Fired Canadian Ambassador After Huawei Remarks

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired his ambassador to China, John McCallum, after McCallum said it would be “great” if the U.S. dropped its extradition request for top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Meng is wanted for questioning by U.S. investigators over alleged bank fraud.

‘Don’t Lose!’

China and Russia back Venezuelan leader Nicolas Madura in a political standoff with self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido, supported by the United States and many European Union nations.

‘We Must Guard Against Major Risks!’

Under the rule of President Xi Jinping, China’s economic growth has slowed to its weakest pace in nearly 30 years.

Rights Groups Call for Release of Uyghur Professor Five Years After Arrest

Chinese authorities sentenced outspoken Uyghur professor Ilham Tohti to life in prison on charges of promoting separatism.

Release Meng!

Chinese authorities detain a former Canadian diplomat just days after police in Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, CFO of China’s Huawei Technologies. Meng was arrested at Washington’s request.

‘Why Does the Whole World Hate Me?’

China has demanded that Canada release Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies. Canadian authorities detained her on suspicion of evading U.S. trade sanctions with Iran. Meng could face extradition to the United States.

‘Cross the River by Feeling for Stones’

Late leader Deng Xiaoping said Communist China must experiment with capitalism by “feeling for stones” in the river. China’s current leader Xi Jinping is faced with a new dilemma in his trade war with the United States, and is also trying to feel his way across the river.

Vietnam’s New Cybersecurity Law Looks a Lot Like China’s

Vietnam’s law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019, tightens control of the internet and global tech companies operating in the Communist-led country. Opponents say the law could cause economic harm and stifle online dissent.

House Arrest, Vietnam Style

Vietnam’s legislature is considering a proposal that would allow some prisoners to remain in cages at home. Families would be required to feed the inmates, but authorities would keep the keys to the cages. The move is aimed at reducing overcrowding in Vietnam’s prisons.

North Korea’s Supreme Leader Touts Tourist Site

Kim Jong Un has visited the Samjiyon tourist district, near North Korea’s border with China, three times in 2018 to check on its progress. Kim mentioned the project, which includes more than 400 new buildings, in his 2018 New Year’s address.

So Much for ‘One Country, Two Systems’

A report by a congressional panel, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, found a steady erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The report said Beijing’s statements and actions have alarmed the territory’s legislators, civil society groups and legal community.

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