Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that his government would continue to stand up against human rights violations in China. On Thursday, the Chinese ambassador to Ottawa warned the Canadian government not to give asylum to people coming from Hong Kong. Ambassador Cong Piewu said that if Canada thinks about the 300,000 Canadian nationals living in Hong Kong, it will have to cooperate in China’s efforts to fight violence.
We will stand up loudly and clearly for human rights: Canadian PM
He said, “We will stand up loudly and clearly for human rights all around the world, whether it is talking about the situation faced by the Uighurs, whether it is talking about the very concerning situation in Hong Kong, whether it’s calling out China for its coercive diplomacy.”
Canada stands with its partners around the world and the US, Australia, UK, European countries: Trudeau
Trudeau said Canada stands with its partners around the world and the US, Australia, UK, European countries. At the same time, opposition Conservative leader Irene O’Toole said that the Chinese ambassador should apologize or be sacked from Canada. He said the Chinese ambassador’s statement was clearly a threat to the 300,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong.
US, Britain, and Canada have accused China of obstructing Hong Kong’s independence:
Protests in Hong Kong intensified last year against the governments and China. To suppress people’s sentiments and anger against governments. China enacted a new national security law in Hong Kong which is effective from June 30. The law prohibits separatist, subversive and terrorist activities. This also prohibits collusion with foreign forces in the city’s internal affairs. The US, Britain and Canada have accused China of obstructing the city’s independence.