On Monday, Ottawa announced the dismissal of a Chinese diplomat accused of attempting to coerce a Canadian legislator critical of Beijing. They announced extradition of a Chinese ambassador accused of attempting to coerce a Canadian legislator hostile of China. This triggered a new diplomatic quarrel between the two countries.
Chinese diplomat debarred
Foreign Minister Melanie Joly announced in a statement dubbing the ambassador “persona non grata,” “We are against any form of foreign meddling in our internal affairs.” “We stay firm in our resolve that defending our democracy is of the utmost importance,” she said, adding that Canadian diplomat “have been given notice that if they engage in this type of behavior, they will be sent home.”
China “strongly condemned” the decision, saying it was based on “groundless” accusations, vowing repercussions, which exacerbated already strained Sino-Canadian relations.
China claimed in an announcement posted on its Ottawa consulate website that it had recorded an authority fight over violations of global legislation and strategic norms, and punished Canada for “purposefully weakening relations” with its second-biggest supplier of goods. As per a source acquainted with the matter, Zhao Wei, an authority at the Chinese department in Toronto at the core of this issue, has been approached to leave Canada in five days or less.
Canadian Top state leader Justin Trudeau has confronted developing strain to refuse to compromise with Beijing following disclosures lately that it looked to influence Canada’s 2019 and 2021 decisions. His critics used the most recent allegations to further accuse him of being passive in the face of foreign interference.
Since Canada’s arrest of a top Huawei executive in 2018 and the apparent detention of two Canadians in China as retaliation, relations between Beijing and Ottawa have been tense.