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China hits back at criticism of its detention of Canadians

Jan 17, 2019 - Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) - China has rejected the Canadian foreign minister's statement that Chinese detentions of Canadians pose a threat to all countries.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Thursday that Canada instead poses a threat to Chinese by detaining a Chinese citizen for "no reason." She was referring to the arrest of a Chinese telecoms executive at the request of the United States.

China detained two Canadians shortly after the executive's arrest in what Western analysts s...