Canada urged to distance itself from US

BEIJING: The icy relationship between Beijing and Ottawa will only be resolved if the Canadian side is willing to commit itself to pushing forward bilateral ties and distancing itself from the poisonous impact of US’ hostile policy toward China, experts said.
The 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Canada, which fell on Tuesday, has been marred by Ottawa’s hostile gestures.
After decades of positive development, bilateral ties have been deteriorated by a series of aggressive Canadian actions toward China, said experts, giving the examples of detaining Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, and Canada’s groundless accusations against China regarding the latter’s detention of two Canadians, who are suspected of jeopardizing China’s state security.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday accused China of coercive diplomacy, saying, “We will remain absolutely committed to working with our allies to ensure that China’s approach of coercive diplomacy, its arbitrary detention of two Canadian citizens alongside other citizens of other countries around the world, is not viewed as a successful tactic by them.”
In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at Wednesday’s media briefing that Canada should face up to three facts and questions.
The first is why Canada does not dare to admit that the cause of the difficulties in China-Canada relations is Canada’s unreasonable detention of the innocent Chinese citizen Meng.
Second, among the many allies of the US, Zhao asked why Canada was the only one to agree to cooperate with the US in detaining Meng.
– The Daily Mail-Global Times News exchange item