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Toronto/Canadian-Media: Canadian Member of Parliament (MP) Paul Manly said Nov 24 during a virtual panel assembled to advocate for the executive’s release that there is more likelihood that the administration of projected US President-elect Joe Biden dropping charges against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, media reports said.
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Meng is wanted by the US authorities for her alleged role in violating sanctions against Iran.
The US Justice Department alleges that Meng's financial transactions had misled multinational financial company, HSBC, into approving more than $100 million in transactions that contravened US sanctions on Iran from 2010 to 2014.
“[Joe Biden] will be more receptive to Canada asking to get this extradition thrown out,” Manly told the “Free Meng Wanzhou” panel on Nov 24.
Manly acknowledged the need for an independent foreign policy in Ottawa, a message echoed by other participants.
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Washington, Nov 11 (Canadian-Media): There is a likelihood of that the trade war between Washington and Beijing would stop under a Joe Biden administration, media reports said.
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Although all major US networks and media outlets this weekend projected Biden to be the winner of the presidential election by, Trump refuses to concede and has filed several legal challenges.
US President Donald Trump's decision in June 2018 to impose 25-percent tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a bid to fix the US-Chinese trade deficit had started the tariff war between the US and China.
After the US more than doubled import duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods last May, Beijing retaliated by increasing tariffs on US imports later that year.
According to the Phase 1 trade agreement between the US and China at the beginning of 2020, Beijing had agreed to increase purchases of US goods and services by $200 billion over the next two years.
Consequently China reduced in February 50 percent tariffs it had imposed on a number of US goods.
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Tokyo, Nov 6 (Canadian-Media): Yoshihide Suga, Japanese Prime Minister said Nov 6 at a meeting of the parliament’s budget committee in Tokyo that irrespective of which presidential candidate comes out on top, close cooperation between Japan and the United States will remain unchanged.
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“So far, the situation is such that it is not clear which of the candidates will win, but the Japanese-American alliance is for Japan the core of its foreign policy and security. We will continue close cooperation with the United States, there are no changes in this,” Suga said.
Suga also emphasized the importance of the ties between Washington and Beijing on Japan’s interests and global stability.
Suga also was reported to tell the lawmakers the importance for peace and stability of the global community depended on the stability of bilateral relations between the United States and China for the national interests of Japan.
The counting of US Presidential election votes is still being processed showing the US President Donald Trump and Democratic contender Joe Biden virtually neck-and-neck in several key swing states.