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How Canada became the battleground for America’s tech Cold War with China

A monitor displays the logo for "Huawei" behind Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as he speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool

The conflict between the world’s two superpowers was on full display this week in a British Columbia courthouse. Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO and daughter of the Chinese telecom giant’s founder, urged Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes to release 37 key documents they believed will show that the RCMP violated Meng’s rights when they arrested her in Vancouver’s airport in December 2018 on fraud charges at the request of the American government.

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