A third canadian has been arrested, said that in China, the said Canadian government on Wednesday, but the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the latest case seems to fit the pattern of the previous two, adding that he preferred the de-escalating tensions. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, said on Wednesday that, although a third canadian has been arrested in China, he wants to not to the escalation of the international situation.
“Escalation or strong political statements can actually be said at the end as counter-productive,” Trudeau, the determination of the political stance or instructions are not help necessarily to those who are imprisoned. “Escalation and the political attitude might be satisfactory in the short term, even to make it seem like you pounding on the table and do something important, but it can not contribute to the results we all want.”
The latest case does not seem to fit the pattern of the previous two, and Trudeau said he preferred the de-escalation of tensions.
“There are tens of thousands of Canadians, life, travel and work in China,” Trudeau said at a year-end press conference. He added that the new case “fit seems to be the pattern of the facts on the previous two.”
Trudeau said it was a routine case, which is not listed with the type of national security charges against the other two seems. He brought up the possibility that there is a visa Problem.
He said that officials are working to get more details.
Global Affairs in Canada said it is aware of a third canadian citizen, in China and consular officials are assisting the family.
David Mulroney, former Ambassador to China, said it would be highly unusual if the third arrest is a coincidence. “It is possible, but I find it unlikely,” he said.
Mulroney said it would be a problem for Canada, and China. “A prison is bad enough. Two is terrible. Three stresses can be, how ruthless in China,” he said. “It serves as a reminder to the people that China faced a penalty.”
To be the first two cases seemed, in retaliation for the arrest of a Chinese top-tech executive in Canada, on behalf of the United States.
Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei, was arrested in Canada in Dec. 1 at the request of the United States, which wants you extradited to face charges that she and her company, deceived banks about the company’s business relationships in Iran.
The Chinese then secretly detained two Canadians on Dec. 10 on suspicion of “engaging in activities that pose a risk to the national security” of China. Beijing is not allowed to see that Canadian officials, Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat in China, for four days, and the Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor for six days. Meng is out on bail in Canada.
The case has a three-way diplomatic spat in the Canada is stuck in the middle. President Trump complicated matters by saying he could in the matter to intervene, if that would help clinch a US trade agreement with China, much to the dismay of the Canadian officials, who said the arrest was not political, and they were only after their extradition Treaty obligations.
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called last Friday for the China-release of the Canadians, saying their detention was “unlawful” and “unacceptable.”
Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Trudeau, said the trump-management, the importance of measures to combat the Chinese efforts to pressure Canada over the extradition of a Person wanted to detect from the US
“What the United States do to win in order to help the release of the two Canadians — and now possibly a third — detained by China in apparent retaliation for Canada’s lawful arrest of Ms. Meng? Washington should Paris, with its considerable influence to the support of Canada,” tweeted.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.