False statement in the Kovrig and Michael case
The Canadian Foreign Minister issued a statement, making irresponsible remarks on China’s handling of the case of Michael Kovick and Michael Michaels in accordance with the law, falsely claiming that the two men were “arbitrarily detained” and that the relevant procedures were “not transparent”. This is completely confusing right and wrong. China expresses strong dissatisfaction with and firm opposition to this.
I want to stress once again that China is a country under the rule of law. Canadian citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Kovrig have been arrested and charged on suspicion of crimes against China’s national security. The Chinese judicial organs handle cases independently in strict accordance with the law and fully guarantee the lawful rights of the two men, including consular visits. On the one hand, Canada flaunted itself as a country under the rule of law, while on the other hand, it pointed fingers at China’s handling of relevant cases in accordance with the law. What hypocrisy and arrogance. Speaking of “arbitrary detention”, the Canadian side held Chinese citizen Meng Wanzhou for more than two years without violating any Canadian laws. This is an arbitrary detention in every sense of the word.
China urges the Canadian side to earnestly respect China’s judicial sovereignty, stop making irresponsible remarks and stop interfering in China’s handling of the case in accordance with law in any way. It is imperative that the Canadian side immediately correct its mistakes and release Meng Wanzhou and return to China safely as soon as possible.