China expels Canadian diplomat in retaliation to Ottawa’s transfer | World News
AP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao
China has introduced the expulsion of a Canadian diplomat in retaliation for Ottawa’s ordering a Chinese language consular official to depart over alleged threats he made towards a Canadian lawmaker and his household.
The International Ministry on Tuesday stated China was deploying a “reciprocal countermeasure to Canada’s unscrupulous transfer,” which it stated it “firmly opposes.”
It stated the Canadian diplomat primarily based within the enterprise hub of Shanghai has been requested to depart by Could 13 and that China “reserves the precise to take additional actions in response.”
Canada earlier on Tuesday stated that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s authorities is expelling a Chinese language diplomat whom Canada’s spy company alleged was concerned in a plot to intimidate an opposition lawmaker and his kin in Hong Kong.
A senior authorities official stated Toronto-based diplomat Zhao Wei has 5 days to depart the nation.