ForCanadaThe Foreign Ministry has called China’s arrest of two Canadian citizens “arbitrary detention.” Embassy of China in CanadaembassyThe response said Canada’s move was like calling a thief to catch a thief, and advised the Canadian side to face the facts.
The Chinese Embassy in Canada issued the above response on its official website on November 19, when a spokesperson “answered journalists’ questions” on the matter. The spokesperson said the two Canadians were suspected of crimes threatening China’s national security and that Chinese judicial authorities handled the cases strictly in accordance with the law. Recent relevant reports have once again demonstrated that the above facts cannot be denied.
The spokesperson said that Canada’s publicizing China’s so-called “arbitrary detention” is completely like calling a thief to catch a thief, which completely exposes Canada’s hypocrisy. He advised Canada to face the facts and instead reflect deeply on its mistakes. To attack and defame China, deceive and mislead the public.
Huawei’s chief financial officer arrested in Canada on a US extradition warrant in 2018Meng WanzhouChina later arrested Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig on charges of espionage.
On the same day that Meng Wanzhou gained freedom in September 2021, China also announced the release of Spavor and Kovrig. The Canadian government has always denied that both men were involved in espionage.
Canada’s “Globe and Mail” on the 18th, citing sources, reported that Canadian Spavor, who had been detained in China for nearly three years, was demanding compensation from the Canadian government, claiming that he Was arrested because he unknowingly provided information to the Canadian government. Information about North Korea.
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