Ambassador John McCallum had embarrassed Trudeau’s Liberal government by saying Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou could make a strong argument against being sent to the United States. Photo: Reuters

Canada PM Justin Trudeau sacks John McCallum, ambassador to China after Huawei controversy

  • The move followed John McCallum’s controversial remarks over the US extradition request for top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou
  • The diplomat’s remarks sowed confusion about the government’s position on the case
Topic |   Canada

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Ambassador John McCallum had embarrassed Trudeau’s Liberal government by saying Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou could make a strong argument against being sent to the United States. Photo: Reuters
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John McCallum, Canadian ambassador to China, caused surprise with his remarks in relation to US plans to extradite Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou. Photo: AP

Huawei: Was Canadian ambassador John McCallum trying to defuse Beijing’s anger when he said Meng Wanzhou had ‘strong case’ against extradition?

  • John McCallum’s remarks that CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou has a strong case against extradition to the US have divided analysts
Topic |   Meng Wanzhou

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John McCallum, Canadian ambassador to China, caused surprise with his remarks in relation to US plans to extradite Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou. Photo: AP
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