FILE PHOTO: China’s new ambassador to Canada, Cong Peiwu speaks during a press conference for a small group of reporters at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, on November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Blair Gable/File Photo
OTTAWA (Reuters) – China’s new ambassador to Canada, went to a senior Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. official, who is fighting extradition to the United States of america, and called on Ottawa to be with her, the embassy said on Friday.
The relationship between Canada and China, and turned ice-cold as a year ago, after the Vancouver police and detained for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. arrest warrant. She is currently out on bail in anticipation of court proceedings, due to start next year.
Ambassador, Cong Peiwu, who took up his post earlier this month, on Thursday extended warm greetings to the Mix, and said that Beijing “will continue to urge the Canadian side to correct its wrong and its right; the embassy said in a statement.
“To the great motherland, and for nearly 1.4 billion Chinese people are your most loyal supporters. We expect you to have to go back to China safe and sound, at a very early stage,” it quoted War-telling Mix.
Shortly after Mix’s arrest, China picked up two Canadian citizens, who are now the public face of the security and safety of the state’s cost. It has also blocked imports of Canadian canola seed.
The office of the Canadian Minister of Foreign affairs, and François-Philippe Champagne, was not immediately available for comment. Champagne, said last week that he had pressed his Chinese counterparts on the case of the two prisoners.
Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Bill Berkrot