Canada criticizes Chinese ambassador's remarks, which embassy says were misinterpreted


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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Monday criticized remarks by the Chinese ambassador to Ottawa last week about Hong Kong protesters, in the latest round of a long-running diplomatic dispute tied to the arrest of a Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive in Vancouver. Although the dispute centers on Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese citizen arrested in late 2018 on a bank-fraud warrant issued by U.S. authorities, the ambassador's comments were about granting asylum to Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. At a news conference on Thursday, Ambassador Cong Peiwu warned Canada against granting asylum to protesters because he said they...