Foreign policy

Canada issues "high degree of caution" to citizens traveling to China

Justin Trudeau speaks at podium before four Canadian flags.
Justin Trudeau. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Canada issued an update to its travel advisory for China on Monday warning Canadians to exercise a "high degree of caution" due to "the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws."

Driving the news: China sentenced a Canadian citizen to death on Monday over drug trafficking charges in what appears to be retaliation against Canada’s detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. The U.S. has also issued a travel warning to American citizens traveling to China, advising them to "exercise increased caution" due to "arbitrary enforcement of local laws."

The U.S. is leaving Syria, and will stay as long as it takes

U.S. military vehicles near Syria's Manbij. Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump’s sudden announcement that the U.S. would pull out of Syria stunned the key players in the conflict, prompted America’s panicked Kurdish allies to turn to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, and led to the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Between the lines: Nearly three weeks later, the withdrawal seems to be getting less imminent by the day.

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