PM Trudeau says Canada won't stop calling out China for 'coercive diplomacy'


Source: bnnbloomberg.ca

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OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will not stop standing up for human rights in China -- or calling out Beijing for its coercive approach to diplomacy. Trudeau says that includes the situation in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy activists have been protesting a widely criticized national security law imposed on the territory by Beijing. On Thursday, the Chinese ambassador to Canada warned Ottawa against granting asylum to Hong Kong residents fleeing the situation, saying doing so would amount to interfering in China's internal affairs. Cong Peiwu said if Canada cares about 300,000 Canadian citizens in Hong Kong...