China to Trudeau: You Made Your Own Bed, Now Lie in It

Beijing foreign ministry tells him he was "naive" to think Trump would bail him out

Editor’s note: China has a simple message for Canada’s Trudeau: 1. You started it. 2. You pulled Trump’s chestnuts out of the fire, but he won’t pull out yours.

The Chinese won’t take a Trudeau meeting, or a Trudeau call. And now they’ve also told him speaking to them through Trump won’t do anything either.


Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday that Canada is “fully responsible” for difficulties facing bilateral relations, stressing that Canada should not “naively” rely on the United States to pressure China.  

Geng made the remarks at a regular press conference in response to recent remarks by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding China’s detention of two Canadian citizens.

China confirmed last December that two Canadians – former diplomat Michael Kovrig and business consultant Michael Spavor – were being investigated on suspicion of “engaging in activities that endangered China’s national security.”

Trudeau said on Tuesday that he was “confident” that U.S. President Donald Trump had made good on his promise to raise the cases during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan’s Osaka last week.

Geng said China had published a news report on the meeting between Xi and Trump, noting that he has nothing to add.

“We hope the Canadian side would not be too naïve,” he said. “Don’t think naively that asking certain ‘ally’ to pressure China would work.”  

China, whose judicial authorities work independently in accordance with the law, does not allow other countries to interfere in its judicial sovereignty, the spokesman stressed.

“The Canadian side should not naively believe that its so-called allies would make real efforts for it,” he said. 

“Relations between China and Canada are currently undergoing severe difficulties and the Canadian side is fully responsible for that,” Geng said, urging Canada to take actions as soon as possible to bring bilateral ties back on the right track.

Tensions rose between Beijing and Ottawa late last year over the arrest of Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in Canada.

Meng was arrested on December 1, 2018, at Vancouver International Airport at the request of the United States, which is seeking her extradition on fraud charges. Both Meng and Huawei have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. And Beijing has repeatedly demanded Washington to withdraw its arrest warrant and the extradition request against Meng.

Source: CGTN



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ALTERNATE HISTORY
ALTERNATE HISTORY
23 days ago

Trudeau -lite being ignored by Xi on his right and snubbed by Bolsonaro on his left. Canad is isolated by the fool who sucked up to Trump and received a wet fart for his efforts.

Mary E
23 days ago

There you go! Trudeau may now believe that the US isn’t good for any of its commitments or agreements or head nods or any other damn thing Canada relies on!
Sink or swim, my boy! And good luck with negotiating with China after you arrested an important executive of Huwawei!!! Dummy

David Bedford
David Bedford
20 days ago
Reply to  Mary E

That’s the naivety of having a young inexperienced leader

Paul
Paul
20 days ago
Reply to  David Bedford

Yes but I’d say it is leagues worse than that snotty nosed imp soon to be bloodied nose imp

David Bedford
David Bedford
20 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Which snotty nosed imp are you referring to?

Paul
Paul
20 days ago
Reply to  David Bedford

Trudeau the Canadian laddy

Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings
23 days ago

Another bungled case by Inspector Trudeau. It’s getting to be a habit.

Trudeau thought he could get some street cred with the neocons next door. However, they seem to have changed their minds of late. Oops!

I can’t imagine the grovelling and fawning Trudeau will have to do to repair the damage, but it’s probably along the lines of what he does already for the royal family.
The Chinese admin should insist on a full public apology for everyone’s satisfaction, and entertainment.

All_has_An _END_.
All_has_An _END_.
23 days ago

Trudeau is a Super puppet and he should be treated as such. Even the Brazilian puppet has no respect for him.

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