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Canadian envoy sacking shows 'political interference': Chinese media


BEIJING: Chinese state-run media on Monday decried the sacking of Canada's ambassador to Beijing, who was once fired after he instructed that it will be "great" for Ottawa to free up a detained Huawei govt.

The former envoy, John McCallum, had raised eyebrows over a sequence of remarks in regards to the case of Huawei's chief monetary officer, Meng Wanzhou, whose arrest has sparked a diplomatic row between Beijing and Ottawa.

The resignation, at the request of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, "reveals political interference", the nationalist tabloid Global Times stated in an article.

Ottawa is now as "sensitive as a frightened bird", the newspaper stated, noting the visceral political reactions to McCallum's feedback.

"The truth is that they knew the geopolitics in the case from the very beginning, but were afraid to point them out," it stated.

"As a Chinese folk saying goes, 'You cannot live the life of a whore and expect a monument to your chastity'," the Global Times wrote.

"Canada is a country worthy of respect, but some Canadians... are against moral righteousness while deceiving themselves to believe that they can be honoured as moral models."

Meng was once arrested in December at the behest of the United States, where she is sought after for violations of Iranian sanctions. US authorities plan to formally file for her extradition by way of a January 30 deadline.

Beijing has reacted furiously to Meng's detention. In apparent retaliation, two Canadian voters had been detained on nationwide security grounds and any other was once sentenced to demise for drug trafficking.

McCallum, a former senior cupboard minister, stated in entrance of Chinese-language media in Ontario ultimate week that he believed the United States extradition request was once significantly unsuitable, feedback which he later walked back.


But on Friday, he instructed the Star Vancouver newspaper that it will be "great for Canada" if the United States dropped its extradition request, prompting Trudeau to demand McCallum's resignation.


Ottawa has time and again wired the case isn't politically motivated and the justice gadget is truthful however Chinese media has solid Meng's arrest as part of an attack on the building on the nation's high tech industry.


In the previous yr, a lot of Western nations as regards to the United States have barred Huawei merchandise of their telecommunications infrastructure mentioning security issues.


The China Daily observed: "McCallum was merely stating the truth when he observed that Meng (Wanzhou) has a strong case against extradition, which he rightly said was politically motivated."


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