A Chinese official called out Canada on Wednesday, saying the country has employed a “naive” approach in trying to address the detention of its citizens in China.
Speaking in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the matter is between China and Canada — and “mustering so-called allies,” such as the United States, won’t help.
“Firstly, (Canada) should not naively believe that mustering so-called allies to put pressure on China will have any effect,” he said. “China is a law-abiding country. China’s judiciary handles cases independently according to the law. China’s judicial sovereignty cannot be interfered with.”
“Many of our allies around the world have been highlighting the situation of the two Canadians detained in China, and we are confident that the (U.S.) president also brought that up, but you’ll have to ask him for details,” Trudeau said.