Canada's Prime Minister fires ambassador to China

(VOVWORLD) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired Canada's ambassador to China after the envoy said it would be "great" if the US dropped its extradition request for a Chinese tech executive arrested in Canada.
Canada's Prime Minister fires ambassador to China - ảnh 1John McCallum, Canadian ambassador to China, arrives for a cabinet meeting in Sherbrooke, Quebec, January 16, 2019. (Photo: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) 

Trudeau said Saturday that he had asked for and accepted John McCallum's resignation Friday night. That came a day after McCallu issued a statement saying he misspoke about the case earlier in the week and regretted saying Meng Wanzhou has a strong case against extradition. The arrest of the daughter of the founder of Huawei at Vancouver's airport December 1 severely damaged relations between China and Canada. The US wants her extradited to face charges that she committed fraud by misleading banks about Huawei's business dealings in Iran.

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