Chrystia Freeland

China Makes Bid for Influence at Munich Security Conference

There was much anticipation over the expected rivalry between the United States and China at a global security conference in Munich over the weekend, given a sense among global elites that the U.S. is withdrawing from the world, and China is growing in stature.

Yang Jiechi, member of China's political bureau, speaks at the 55th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 16, 2019. - The 2019 edition of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) takes place from February 15 to 17, 2019. THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Canada: China Has Detained 13 Canadians Since Huawei CFO Arrest

Canada’s government revealed on Thursday that China has detained 13 of its citizens since the arrest in Vancouver of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou last month. Chinese officials subsequently released at least eight of those Canadians.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Handcuffs are seen on the hands of a twenty-year old 'Street Villains' gang member who was arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers from the 77th Street division on April 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The 77th Street division patrol the same neighborhood …