søndag 28. juni 2020

China criticises Canada for 'irresponsible remarks' over two men charged with spying

China has sharply criticised Canada over its comments about two Canadians charged with spying, blaming its leaders for “irresponsible” statements and calling on Ottawa to end its “megaphone diplomacy”.

Chinese prosecutors this month charged Canadians Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a businessman, over allegations of espionage and providing state secrets. In response, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau called on Beijing to cease the “arbitrary detention,” and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo also called for their release. But a statement posted on the website of the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on Saturday said the evidence against the two Canadians was “solid and sufficient”.