lørdag 4. juni 2016

Justin Trudeau 'dissatisfied' with how Chinese minister treated journalist

The Canadian government has expressed its “dissatisfaction” to China after its foreign minister lashed out at a journalist in Ottawa this week over a question regarding China’s human rights record. Speaking on Friday in Winnipeg, Justin Trudeau said his government had addressed the public scolding with China. The prime minister said that Stéphane Dion, Canada’s foreign affairs minister and officials from the foreign ministry, had “expressed our dissatisfaction to both the Chinese foreign minister and the ambassador of China to Canada – our dissatisfaction with the way our journalists were treated.”

He added, “The fact of the matter is freedom of the press is extremely important to me.” Trudeau said he has repeatedly raised the issue of human rights – including the case of a Canadian detained since 2014 in China on charges of espionage – to Chinese officials. Read more