Canadian Foreign Minister Gano fired on China at the United Nations General Assembly, accusing Beijing authorities of arbitrary detention of citizens of that country and stressing that he opposes arbitrary detention in state-to-state relations.Figure: Retrieved from Gano Twitter
Canada can’t bear it! In the last few hours of the UN General Assembly, Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau fired on China, condemning China for detaining two Michaels (two Michaels, referring to Cumming Kai and Spaffer); China then counter-controlled Canada. And the United States detained Meng Wanzhou. However, he was beaten by Canada again, saying that when Meng Wanzhou left the court, he also publicly expressed gratitude. On the other hand, China was completely opaque and had no due process, and emphasized that Canada “will continue to oppose arbitrary detention in state-to-state relations.”
According to foreign reports, a fierce air confrontation broke out between Canada and China at the UN General Assembly, because Canadian Foreign Minister Gano said in his speech that he mentioned two “Michael Spavor” (Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig) who had been detained and released in China recently.
Gano directly accused China of arbitrarily imprisoning two “Mikes” in order to retaliate for Canada’s detention of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou. He stated that Canada has always abides by the rule of law, and the two Canadian citizens have paid a heavy price for their commitment to the rule of law, and Canada will continue to oppose it. The way to treat these two outstanding people.
In reply, Liu Yang, a counselor of China’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, instead accused the United States and Canada of arbitrarily detaining Meng Wanzhou without “legitimate reasons,” mainly for the purpose of attacking China’s technological progress and criticizing it. This behavior is typical of arbitrary detention.
Meng Wanzhou was detained at the Canadian airport in early December 2018. Within 10 days, China arrested Kovrig Mingkai and Spaffer and charged them with “spying” and detained them for more than 1,000 days. Meng Wanzhou was detained for more than 1,000 days. Limited to own house arrest.
On the Canadian side, the arrest and trial of Meng Wanzhou are open and transparent, and media interviews are open. On the other hand, China arrested Kang Mingkai and only said that they had pleaded guilty and restricted visits.
It’s just that Liu Yang, the Chinese representative, is not straightforward and strong, insisting that Kang Mingkai and others are involved in acts that endanger China’s security, and that Canada “remembers the lesson and makes no more mistakes.”
Canada directly slapped the Chinese representative and pointed out that after Meng Wanzhou was released, “she spoke outside the Vancouver court to thank the court” and “we will continue to oppose arbitrary detention in state-to-state relations, thank you.”
Gano directly accused China of arbitrarily imprisoning two “Mikes” in retaliation for Canada’s detention of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou