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China to Canada PM Justin Trudeau: Stop 'irresponsible remarks' on spy case

Trudeau, speaking to reporters in Ottawa, said Chinese authorities directly linked the cases of Kovrig and Spavor with Meng

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for his daily press conference on COVID-19, in front of his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. Photo: PTI
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AP | PTI New Delhi
China told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to stop making irresponsible remarks after he said Beijing's decision to charge two Canadians with spying was linked to his country's arrest of a Chinese tech executive.

The spying charges are completely different from the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Meng was arrested on US charges connected to possible violations of trade sanctions on Iran.

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in what was widely seen as an attempt to Canada after Meng's December 2018 arrest in Vancouver. Charges against them were announced Friday after

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First Published: Jun 22 2020 | 6:14 PM IST

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