American brands have traditionally enjoyed an elevated status in China. But as homegrown companies offer innovative products at lower prices, research suggests the dominance of US companies is beginning to wane.
China claims Canada has violated the rights of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested as she passed through Vancouver on December 1. US and Chinese sources say her arrest is not linked to trade negotiations.
China has demanded Canada release Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei's founder, who faces possible extradition to the US. The tech firm is being investigated for suspected violations of US sanctions on Iran.
Washington has said it needs to see progress in trade talks with China before March 1 or tariffs will go up. Separately, Beijing has said the US should withdraw its arrest warrant for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
Security and regulatory troubles on both sides of the Atlantic threaten the future of China’s ZTE and Huawei. But to what extent are the recent disputes linked to Trump's attempts to rein in Beijing's economic ambitions?
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