søndag 27. januar 2019

Canada PM Justin Trudeau sacks John McCallum, ambassador to China after Huawei controversy

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired his ambassador to China after the envoy said it would be “great” if the US dropped its extradition request for a Chinese tech executive arrested in Canada. McCallum made the remark to the Toronto Star on Friday. That came a day after he issued a statement saying he misspoke about the case earlier in the week and regretted saying Sabrina Meng Wanzhou has a strong case against extradition. The arrest of the daughter of the founder of Huawei Technologies at Vancouver’s airport December 1 severely damaged relations between China and Canada.