TRUDEAU CABINET MEETS OVER CHINA SITUATION AS U.S. INTEL CHIEF WARNS OF BEIJING’S TECHNOLOGY THEFT

The Daily Caller | 1/29/2019 | Staff
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet had an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the escalating diplomatic crisis with China.

As The Globe and Mail reports, Trudeau brought his cabinet together to discuss growing consequences of arresting high-tech giant Huawei’s chief financial officer and having her extradited to the U.S., where she and her company face 23 criminal charges.

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While China remains a potential military threat to the U.S., Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said it is also an economic espionage adversary and has been actively stealing technology from Western companies.

Coats, who was joined at the session by FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel, noted that the communist government could also wage cyber warfare and has the capability to interfere with the functioning of vital facilities or could even shut down news unfavorable to the regime.

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