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The best part is that US and UK courts were blocking access to these documents, but Huawei lawyers were able to obtain them now that HK has been repatriated. This clearly shows that the whole case was a kangaroo court from the start.

I’m not sure how much this will help her case though. The courts will probably say something like “well she didn’t know that they already knew the information so her saying it is still a crime!”

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I suspect that political pressure will be the deciding factor here. Canada is US lapdog here, but it also recognizes that burning bridges with China could have a severe negative economic impact as well. So, I’m guessing Canada would like the whole thing to just go away. So how this plays out will likely depend on how hard US will push for the extradition.

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but it also recognizes that burning bridges with China could have a severe negative economic impact as well.

Unfortunately, the Canadian people are way too deep in the China Bad propaganda trap that any politician wanting to favour China is basically committing political suicide, so even if they want to for whatever motivation (which is not saying that the politicians don’t personally hate China too, obviously), they probably won’t.

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Thing is that people don’t really have a say regarding how the country is run in a capitalist society. This is decided by business interests, and many Canadian companies see China as a lucrative market. A similar thing is happening in EU incidentally, while the media is doing sabre ratting the companies are all making bigger investments in China.

Capitalists are between a rock and a hard place here. On one hand, they realize that their economic dependence on China puts them at a disadvantage and they don’t like that. On the other hand, they’re all competing with one another, and pulling out of China means also being disadvantaged against your competitors. So, the only logical thing to do is to continue investing in China. This is basically a prisoner’s dilemma scenario for them.

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