Negotiators had worked frantically to cobble together a deal before a midnight deadline imposed by the U.S. The deal involved compromises in pharmaceuticals and agriculture.
A Canadian drug-trafficking suspect has seen his 15-year jail term turned into a death sentence by a Chinese court. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was extremely concerned, and Canada updated its travel advisory.
A Saudi teenager seeking asylum has flown out of Thailand, heading for Canada via South Korea. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Ottawa has granted asylum to Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun.
Beijing has condemned US legislation that would stop businesses from selling American-made chips to Huawei and ZTE. US lawmakers described Huawei as an "intelligence-gathering arm of the Chinese Communist Party."
China is holding a former diplomat and a businessman after Canada arrested a prominent Chinese executive. The European Union, the US and Canada are demanding the release of the pair.
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