Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver last October 3
23 December 2019 14: 50
Updated at 21h08
China denounces the remarks of “some canadian politicians”
The canadian Press
OTTAWA — The embassy of China takes issue with “some canadian politicians” who had “about wrong” on the relationship between the two countries and the two Canadians detained in China.
The statement published on the embassy’s website does not say which politicians are subject, and does not yield precisely the comments in question.
It seems that this reaction was provoked by the interview that the prime minister Justin Trudeau has given in the past week on the TVA network.
During the interview, Mr. Trudeau stated that Canada had asked the United States not to sign a free trade agreement with China as the Canadians Michael Spavor, and Michael Kovrig would not be released.
The embassy says that attempts “to gang up against China,” through the “diplomacy of megaphone” are “doomed to failure”.
The declaration also calls for Canada to release Meng Wanzhou, senior executive of the giant chinese telecom Huawei, who has been arrested there is a little more than a year under an extradition request of the United States, who want the judge to allegations of fraud.
A few days after his arrest at the Vancouver airport, China has arrested MESSRS. Spavor and Kovrig.
Beijing stated that the two men have been arrested on allegations of espionage, but their detention is widely seen as a retaliation after the arrest of Ms. Meng.
The chinese ministry of foreign Affairs announced earlier in December that the cases of the two Canadians had been transferred to prosecutors for examination and prosecution.
“The judicial authority chinese processing of records in the strict respect of the law and their legitimate rights and interests are guaranteed,” says the press release of the embassy.
“The chinese side urges the canadian party to respect seriously the spirit of the rule of law and the judicial sovereignty of China and to refrain from making remarks irresponsible.”
In a long interview with The canadian Press last week, prime minister Trudeau expressed his regret that MESSRS. Kovrig and Spavor are the costs of diplomatic tensions with China, but he said he regretted that Canada has complied with its obligations under the extradition treaty with the United States.