China says Canadian ambassador sacking an internal affair

China says Canadian ambassador sacking an internal affair

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2019-01-28 17:26

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Immigration Minister John McCallum speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Oct 31, 2016. (Photo: Reuters)

BEIJING: China's foreign ministry said on Monday (Jan 28) that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's sacking of his ambassador to China was an internal Canadian affair, after the envoy prompted a furore with comments about a high-profile extradition case.

John McCallum had embarrassed Trudeau's government by saying Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou could make a strong argument against being sent to the United States.

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