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CanadaChinese ambassador accuses Canada of 'white supremacy' in Huawei case

01:20  10 january  2019
01:20  10 january  2019 Source:

Canadian consular officials meet again with Michael Kovrig, detained in China exactly a month ago

Canadian consular officials meet again with Michael Kovrig, detained in China exactly a month ago Exactly one month after he was first detained in China, Canadian consular officials have finally secured a second meeting with Michael Kovrig. In a press release issued Thursday, Global Affairs Canada said its officials in China were able to meet with Kovrig earlier that same day and plan to continue to push for further access to him in the future. READ MORE: Canadian officials meet again with Michael Spavor in China, reiterate call for detainees’ release However, they declined to provide further updates on the conditions in which Kovrig is being detained or on his wellbeing, citing the Privacy Act.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry is summoning the US and Canadian ambassadors in protest over the detention of China strongly urges Canada to "release the detainee immediately and earnestly protest the US case against Huawei CFO revealed in Canadian court. Her lawyer said that she has ties to

“ China strongly urges the Canadian side to immediately release the detained person, and earnestly protect their lawful, legitimate rights Her arrest took place on the same day that US President Donald Trump met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to look for ways to resolve that very trade war.

Chinese ambassador accuses Canada of 'white supremacy' in Huawei case © Provided by AFP It is believed China arrested two Canadian citizens in retaliation against Canada's detention of Huawei vice president Meng Wanzhou

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday accused Canada and its allies of "Western egotism and white supremacy" for demanding the immediate release of two Canadians held for alleged spying.

In a letter published by The Hill Times newspaper, China's ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye also criticized the "groundless" detention of a top Chinese tech executive at the request of the United States.

China detained former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor last month, accusing them both of activities that "endanger China's security" -- a phrase often used by Beijing when alleging espionage.

Trudeau accuses China of violating diplomatic immunity in arrest of Michael Kovrig

Trudeau accuses China of violating diplomatic immunity in arrest of Michael Kovrig Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accusing China of ignoring the “principles of diplomatic immunity” by “arbitrarily and unfairly” detaining two Canadian citizens, one of which is a Canadian diplomat.

U.S President Donald Trump's ambassador to Canada denied Chinese claims that there is political Craft and Trump appeared to be delivering mixed messages over the arrest in Canada of Chinese Trump also said the White House has spoken with the Justice Department about the case , as well as

Huawei : Chinese media accuses US of 'hooliganism' over Meng Wanzhou arrest. But early evidence of political damage was readily apparent: the Chinese ambassador , Lu Shaye, quickly withdrew from a planned appearance before Canada ’s foreign affairs committee in Ottawa.

The arrests are thought to be in retaliation against Canada's December 1 arrest of Huawei vice president Meng Wanzhou, who is accused of violating Iran sanctions.

"It's understandable that these Canadians are concerned about their own citizens. But have they shown any concern or sympathy for Meng after she was illegally detained and deprived of freedom?" Lu wrote in the Ottawa newspaper.

"It seems that, to some people, only Canadian citizens shall be treated in a humanitarian manner and their freedom deemed valuable, while Chinese people do not deserve that," he said.

"The reason why some people are used to arrogantly adopting double standards is due to Western egotism and white supremacy."

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Monday denounced the "arbitrary" detentions of Kovrig and Spavor.

Australia, Britain, France, Japan, Germany and the European Union have also made statements in support of Canada.

Meng is currently living in a luxury home in Vancouver after being released on bail pending the outcome of an extradition hearing.

She is required to wear an electronic anklet to monitor her movements and has an 11:00 pm to 7:00 am curfew.

Meanwhile, a group of Canadian parliamentarians visiting China this week complained to officials that Kovrig and Spavor have been granted few consular visits, denied access to lawyers, and remain in "completely unacceptable" detention conditions.

Canada won't be deterred in its Huawei review despite threats, Goodale says.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is brushing off recent threats from China's envoy to Canada, who warned of "repercussions" if the federal government banned technology firm Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks. Goodale addressed reporters Friday, during the Liberal cabinet retreat in Sherbrooke, Que., a day after Ambassador Lu Shaye spoke at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa. Canada is studying the security implications of 5G networks, but unlike some allies, has not announced a ban on Huawei equipment.

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