- Associated Press - Sunday, December 9, 2018

A trade mission to China by the Canadian province of British Columbia has been cancelled because of the detention of a top Huawei executive in Canada.

The province says in a statement the decision was made because of the ongoing judicial process involving Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.

She was arrested last week while changing flights in Vancouver and is awaiting possible extradition to the U.S.

The delegation led by British Columbia Forestry Minister Doug Donaldson will instead end its trip after a visit to Japan.

There are fears China could detain Canadians in retaliation. The Chinese government has warned Canada that if Meng is not released, the country will face “grave consequences.”

Meng is spending the weekend in jail before a bail hearing resumes on Monday.

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