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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following a joint news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Adrian Wyld/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following a joint news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Adrian Wyld/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

China’s Premier urges Trudeau to relax controls on high-tech exports Add to ...

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang used a personal telephone call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday to press Canada to relax controls on exports of high-technology to China, raising concerns that Beijing could get access to sensitive Western know-how.

The request from China’s second most powerful leader comes just weeks after the Trudeau Liberals overturned a Conservative government cabinet order and allowed a Hong Kong company partly owned by the Chinese government to take over a Montreal technology firm.

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