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Canada Foreign minister Champagne, Conservative critic Chong spar on China at committee

01:31  25 november  2020
01:31  25 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne warned Monday that tough talk about China could hurt efforts to gain the release of The motion is not binding and Champagne told the committee that government action on both fronts will be guided by national security requirements

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is warning that tough talk about China could hurt Testifying before the House of Commons Canada- China relations committee , Champagne is Champagne ’s plea comes a week after the House of Commons passed a Conservative motion

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Michael Chong is urging Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne to adopt a more consistent approach to getting tough with China.

Michael Chong wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Canadian Press

The Conservative foreign affairs critic told Champagne during a House of Commons committee meeting Tuesday that the government needs to show Canadians how it will deal with growing Chinese intimidation of Canadians within Canada's borders.

Chong said it is inconsistent for the government to be talking tougher on China, while Canada's ambassador is making speeches about the need to broaden trade with the People's Republic.

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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne on Monday spoke during a virtual House of Commons session of the Special Committee on Canada- China Relations Champagne said Canada is working with "like-minded countries" to defend rules-based international order to

(Note: Technical problems with this video originate at the source) Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne holds a news conference in New York

Chong sponsored a motion that won approval in the Commons last week that calls on the government to decide within 30 days whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies to supply equipment for its next generation 5G internet network.

Champagne replied that Canada has taken a smart and firm approach with China lately that includes speaking out against its ill treatment of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and of ethnic Muslim Uighurs.

Champagne said Canada needs to both challenge and co-operate with China.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 24, 2020.

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