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WorldChina snubbed Trudeau request for talks about detained Canadians

02:20  13 june  2019
02:20  13 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Of the Canadians detained in China , a White House statement said Trump expressed to Trudeau Canada is pressing Washington to do more to free the two men, who were detained after Canadian A statement from Trudeau ’s office said the two leaders talked about the two detained men as well

It’s too early for talks with Chinese leadership about the two Canadians detained in China , says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau .

China snubbed Trudeau request for talks about detained Canadians© Lars Hagberg Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces growing calls at home to increase pressure on China for the release of two detained Canadians

China ignored Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's personal request for dialogue to end a spiralling diplomatic row, his office revealed Wednesday.

Trudeau requested the call in January with Premier Li Keqiang so he could "personally advocate" for the immediate release of two Canadians detained a month earlier and for clemency in the case of another Canadian who would later be sentenced to death for drug trafficking, his spokeswoman Chantal Gagnon said in a statement.

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China has also halted imports of Canadian canola and some pork products. A statement from Trudeau 's office said the two leaders talked about the two detained men as Canadian officials have made clear there is no chance Ottawa will move to ratify the USMCA pact unless the tariffs are lifted.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said China ’s move to sentence Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian citizen, to death on drug trafficking charges was About a month later, the family learned he had been arrested. Mr. Schellenberg was detained for 15 months before his first trial, and it took an

"Our appeal for clemency (in the drug case) was also made directly to senior Chinese officials," she added.

The disclosure comes amid growing domestic calls for Trudeau to step up pressure on China to release the two Canadians, whom his government has said were arbitrarily detained.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were detained after the December 1 arrest of a top Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver on a US warrant.

China has said it suspects Kovrig, who works for the International Crisis Group think tank, of espionage and alleged that Spavor provided him with intelligence.

But Trudeau retorted that the pair "had been detained for political reasons."

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said last month she also sought a meeting with her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, to no avail.

The detentions have thrown relations between Ottawa and Beijing into crisis.

China has also blocked Canadian agricultural shipments worth billions of dollars.

In response, Ottawa has rallied a dozen countries to its side, including Britain, France, Germany and the United States, as well as the European Union, NATO and the G7.

Meng is living in a Vancouver mansion on bail awaiting an extradition hearing scheduled to start in early 2020.

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