the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has fired its Ambassador to China, John McCallum,. He had asked McCallum to resign, this has been the accepted, stated Trudeau on Saturday. Further information the Prime Minister made.

McCallum was taken care of in the past few days, with Statements of the case in Canada arrested Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou for irritation. The Ambassador had said, among other things, the extradition request of the United States is error-prone. Later, he said it would be “good for Canada”, if the United States made the extradition request to fall.

Meng had been arrested in early December on the initiative of the USA in Canada. The investigators accuse the Manager to have a company called Skycom technical devices to Iran, sold. Thus, you have violated the Sanction laws. Meng is now out on bail, the process for their extradition to the USA but still. In the case of a conviction, the 46-Year-old decades in prison.

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou

Outraged threats from Beijing – and then retaliation

Beijing had indignantly reacts to the arrest of the Huawei Manager – the Chinese foreign Ministry threatened retaliation: Vice-foreign Minister Le Yucheng called on Canada, the chief financial officer of the group to be released immediately, otherwise, would expect the country with the consequences.

The Ambassador of Canada was called in, and the “strong Protest” of the people’s Republic informed. The case was “extremely vile”, informed the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Beijing. What are the consequences of Canada threatened in the case of a refusal, however, remained open.

More about Huawei-conflict, China’s ruthless revenge

a Little later, were arrested two canadian nationals in China – a retaliation measure, because the diplomats were sure:

The former canadian Diplomat Michael Kovrig was set on a trip to China. He is a member of the International Crisis Group (ICG), a foreign policy known in NGO circles, and lives in Hong Kong. The Chinese authorities did not provide any information on the reasons for his arrest. Chinese media reports of him activities be accused of endangering “China’s national security”. Such formulations are often used to describe espionage allegations. Three days later, the living in China entrepreneur Michael Spavor was arrested. He gives tours to North Korea for sporting, tourist, cultural and business purposes. Spavor was, among other things, known, as he arranged to Meet Ex-basketball star Dennis Rodman with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un. A state news Agency in the northeastern Chinese province of Liaoning reported that the state security had opened an investigation against Spavor. Also he was suspected of “activities that harm China’s national security”.

Canada has protested against the “arbitrary arrest” of two citizens in China. The canadian foreign Minister Cynthia Freeland invited to Beijing for the immediate release of the two Canadians. “Canada is a country that is governed by the rules of the law,” said Freeland. Accordingly, the proceedings against Meng Wanzhou the course of “fair, impartial and transparent”. This “bedrock of democracy” wants to defend and maintain.


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