Canada’s Justin Trudeau slams China over Hong Kong and Xinjiang

Canada’s Justin Trudeau slams China over Hong Kong and Xinjiang

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned China on Tuesday that its “coercive diplomacy”, repressive measures in Hong Kong and detention of Uygur Muslims are counterproductive for itself and the rest of the world.

Trudeau took aim at Beijing’s record as he marked the 50th anniversary of Canada’s diplomatic ties with China.

“We will remain absolutely committed to working with our allies to ensure that China’s approach of coercive diplomacy, its arbitrary detention of two Canadian citizens alongside other citizens of other countries around the world is not viewed as a successful tactic by them,” Trudeau said at a press conference.

He also mentioned Canada’s “concern for the protection of human rights and places like Hong Kong and … with the Uygurs”.