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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