US calls China to release Canadians
The United States joined hands with Canada on Friday in approaching Beijing to discharge two Canadians kept in custody, what are broadly accepted as a response to the detainment of Chinese citizen in Canada, expectedly an executive of a major corporation in China. This is believed to be tit for tat act as China arrested two Canadians a week ago named Mr Michael Kovrig, a previous negotiator and a counsellor associated with the International Crisis Group think-tank, and representative Michael Spavor. It is to be noted that this arrest took place after detainment of Huawei Technologies’ CFO, Ms Meng Wanzhou, on Dec 1, 2018 by Canada.
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Ms Meng, Huawei’s founder, and her daughter were confronting a “fair, unbiased and transparent legal proceeding”, and Canada would not “bargain nor politicize the standard of law and fair treatment”. Her words were resounded in a comparative explanation by US State Department representative Robert Palladino, who noticed that Canada was regarding its global legitimate duties in capturing Ms Meng, and required the quick arrival of Mr Kovrig and Mr Spavor.
The US and Canada are preserving their alliance against China to confront rather counter retaliation against rouge economic practices. Last week, the US and Canada along with Australia and Japan formulated a warning message against China in this regard. The message was about hacking and spying attempts by China on trade and economic infrastructures. The US has already warned her allies not to use equipment produced by Huawei Corporations for data security.