Rio De Janeiro: The Chinese consul-general, Li Yang in Rio de Janeiro has criticized Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister by saying Canada a “running dog” of the US. He brought the allegation because the two countries running friendly ties.
On Sunday, Li Yang tweeted, “Boy, your greatest achievement is to have ruined the friendly relations between China and Canada, and have turned Canada into a running dog of the US. Spendthrift!!!”
This is the day after China has announced sanctions against two American religious-rights officials and Canadian MP as a response to the western countries sanctions on Beijing over the matters of human rights criticized in Xinjiang province.
However, those that are targeted by the new sanctions by China include Gayle Manchin, chairwoman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, and its vice-chairman Tony Perkin. Canadian MP Michael Chong and members of the Canadian Commons have a subcommittee on international human rights, South China Morning Post reported.
On the other hand, the United States destined China’s sanctions and mentioned that Beijing has tried to maintain silent criticism of human rights exploitation in Xinjiang invites international scrutiny.
Secretary of state Antony Blinken in response to a tweet mentioned “We condemn the People’s Republic of China’s sanctions on two members of the independent and bipartisan USCIRF (US Commission on International Religious Freedom). Beijing’s attempt to silence criticism of serious human rights abuse in Xinjiang only contributes to growing international scrutiny.”
Recently, in a Press meet, Trudeau mentioned China’s treatment on two of its nationals there by saying that it threatens both the “respect for the rule of law” and Beijing’s relationships with the Western nations.
Trudeau exclaimed, “China needs to understand that it is not just about two Canadians. It is about the respect for the rule of law and relationships with a broad range of Western countries that is at play with the arbitrary detention and the coercive diplomacy they have engaged in.”