After Huawei, tensions between China and Canada are increasing over Hong Kong. After which China reacted sharply and said that Canada should be ready to bear the consequences. Meanwhile, China has issued a warning to its citizens not to travel to Canada. China has said that citizens should take special care of local security situation. The Chinese Embassy in Toronto released this information on social media app WeChat.
Canada gave a shock regarding Hong Kong
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau terminated his extradition treaty with Hong Kong a few days earlier. In addition, Canada also banned the export of military equipment to Hong Kong. Canada has taken this step after implementing the disputed National Security Law of China over Hong Kong.
China threatens Canada to face the consequences
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said after recent decisions by Canada that China strongly condemns this and has the right to respond further in the matter. Canada will be responsible for whatever the consequences. He said that trying to put any kind of pressure on China will never succeed.
Canada should not interfere in the affairs of Hong Kong and China
China warned Canada that we urge Canada to correct its mistake immediately. To prevent further damage to the mutual relations between the two countries, Canada should not interfere in the internal affairs of Hong Kong and China.
There is a dispute in both countries about Huawei
In 2018, when Canada arrested Meng Wangzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese company Huawei. Since then diplomatic relations between the two countries had deteriorated. Canada later extradited Meng to the US. Which China reacted sharply to. Meng is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei and is also the vice chairman of the company’s board of directors. He was detained in Vancouver in December 2018 on charges of US bank fraud. He is also accused of misleading investment bank HSBC Holdings over his company’s deal with the Iranian government.
Huawei is one of China’s leading companies and the company is on target amid continued tensions with the US. The US has already restricted Huawei’s participation in its telecommunications network and technology. The US says that China can spy on Huawei by leveraging Huawei’s involvement in 5G technology.