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China slams Canada after Trudeau criticizes detentions

by The Associated Press   

Canadian Manufacturing

Trudeau's remarks are “purely unfounded countercharges that confound black and white,” says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman

BEIJING – China has responded by accusing Canada of not abiding by international norms after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticized Beijing for detaining two Canadians.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Friday called Trudeau’s remarks “purely unfounded countercharges that confound black and white.”

China uses arbitrary detentions as ‘tool’ to achieve ‘political goals’: Trudeau

Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou – Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder – on Dec. 1 at the request of the U.S, where she is wanted on fraud charges. In apparent retaliation just days later, China detained two Canadians on suspicion of stealing state secrets.


During a livestreamed conversation with Toronto Star reporters Thursday, Trudeau said China was “using arbitrary detention as a tool to achieve political goals.”

Geng responded that Canada was the one that arbitrarily detained Meng.



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