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.
President Xi Jinping faces economic threats on all sides as China opens its annual legislative sessions.
The U.S. is urging allies to exclude Huawei from 5G networks. But Western countries disagree on the security threat posed by the use of equipment from the Chinese telecom giant.
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.”
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.
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.
Under the rule of President Xi Jinping, China’s economic growth has slowed to its weakest pace in nearly 30 years.
Chinese authorities sentenced outspoken Uyghur professor Ilham Tohti to life in prison on charges of promoting separatism.