Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that his government would stand firm against human rights violations in China. China's ambassador to Canada on Thursday warned Ottawa not to give asylum to people leaving Hong Kong.
China's Ambassador to Ottawa, Kang Paiwu, said that if Canada thinks about the three million Canadian nationals living in Hong Kong and the companies doing business there, it will have to cooperate in China's efforts to fight violence. Trudeau said that we will stand firmly in support of human rights. Whether it is about the troubles of the Uygar community or about the worrisome situation in Hong Kong or the forced diplomacy of China.
Trudeau said Canada stands with its allies the United States, Australia, Britain, European countries concerned about human rights violations worldwide. In Canada, opposition Conservative leader Irene Ottule said in a written statement that 'the Chinese ambassador should apologize or be expelled from Canada. The Chinese ambassador has decided to engage in rude rhetoric of his office. He said that "the statement of the Chinese ambassador is directly like threatening three million Canadians living in Hong Kong."