Beijing/Ottawa — A third Canadian has been detained in China following the arrest of a Chinese technology executive in Vancouver, a Canadian government official said on Wednesday amid a diplomatic dispute also involving the US. The detentions of the Canadians followed the December 1 arrest in Vancouver of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, at the request of the US, which is engaged in a trade war with Canada. The Canadian official, who spoke on the condition of not being identified, said there is no reason to believe the latest detention is linked to the previous arrests. The official gave no details of the latest incident. Last week two Canadians — former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor — were detained by China amid the diplomatic quarrel triggered by Meng’s arrest. The Canadian government has said several times it saw no explicit link between the arrest of Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, and the detentions of Kovrig and...

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