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Canada trapped in China-US feud over Huawei extradition

Ambassador to Beijing fired over comments seen supporting Meng Wanzhou

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON -- Canada faces a delicate balancing act between Washington and Beijing over the possible extradition of a detained Huawei Technologies executive to the U.S., as illustrated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's firing of his ambassador to China.

"Last night I asked for and accepted John McCallum's resignation as Canada's ambassador to China," Trudeau said Saturday. McCallum said earlier in the week that Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou had "strong arguments" in her defense, sparking a backlash throughout Canada.

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