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Asian Stocks Sink After US Orders Arrest of Senior Huawei Executive in Canada*MERGED*
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Asian Stocks Sink After US Orders Arrest of Senior Huawei Executive in Canada

Major Asian stock markets plunged as much as 2.5 percent on Thursday after a senior Chinese executive was arrested in Canada, and is now facing extradition to the US. Investors fear an escalation of the US-China trade war.

The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.3 percent and Hong Kong’s main index, the Hang Seng, lost 2.52 percent, as the two Asian stock markets closed on Thursday. Japan’s Nikkei closed at the lowest level in more than a month, down 1.91 percent. Tech stocks took the biggest beating during the day.

The markets slumped right after Canadian law enforcement arrested Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and board deputy chair. The executive was arrested at the request of the US for alleged violations of the trade embargo against Iran. China has demanded an explanation for the detention of its citizen from both the US and Canada, and her immediate release.

The arrest sparked fear among investors, who apparently see it as another sign that the truce in the trade war between Washington and Beijing is shaky.

Markets initially reacted positively to last week’s meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. However, investors’ enthusiasm vanished after Trump’s confusing tweets on the agreement and new warnings to China. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones index as well other major US indices, the S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq, fell dramatically. The Dow dropped 799 points, or 3.1 percent, and the two others tumbled 3.2 and 3.8 percent respectively.

https://www.rt.com/business/445715-asian...le-huawei/
Where there is imbalance I am the counterweight. Beware, for if you are a cause of imbalance you may not enjoy my presence.
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Trudeau will issue an apology and award the executive $10million in compensation.
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The Chinese spammers that love this place could be an attempt to get inquiring minds to look deeper into Chinese influence and their efforts to subvert us all here.
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Soon every Huawei smartphone stops working in Canada.
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Where there is imbalance I am the counterweight. Beware, for if you are a cause of imbalance you may not enjoy my presence.
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Can't believe Canada just plans on handed her over for nothing

Want to play hard ball with Trump? This is one way to get shit you want Tru'doh, but he's too big of a puss to use those balls of his
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I understand skirting sanctions. But with US/ China relations being shaky at best...

Is it worth the possibilities? Who gives a shit what phone Iranians use?
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This could get messy if China retaliates and arrests GCHQ and NSA employees that work at Apple.
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error....
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Next Arrest Tim Cook!
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