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Chinese Ambassador Warns Canada to Stop Rallying Allies

Chinese Ambassador Warns Canada  to Stop Rallying Allies

TORONTO — China’s ambassador to Canada warned the Canadian government Thursday to stop recruiting international support in its feud with China and threatened retaliation if Canada bans Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei for security reasons.
Ambassador Lu Shaye said last month’s arrest of a top Huawei Technologies executive was an act of “backstabbing” by a friend and he warned of repercussions if Canada bars the firm from its new 5G network.
He said it would be a bad idea for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to use next week’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, to press for support against China.
Freeland has said the detention of two Canadians as part of that fight will be at the top of her agenda in Davos and didn’t back down from that after hearing about the ambassador’s remark.
“We hope Canada thinks twice before making any actions,” Lu said through an interpreter to a group of Canadian journalists. “China will not be isolated in the international community and will not waver in our position simply because of the objection of another country.”  (AP)