China‘s Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu takes part in a round-table interview with journalists at the Chinese embassy in Ottawa in November 2019. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
China‘s Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu takes part in a round-table interview with journalists at the Chinese embassy in Ottawa in November 2019. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP

Chinese envoy Cong Peiwu warns Canada against granting asylum to Hong Kong protesters

  • Responding to media report that couple from city had been given refugee status, ambassador says such ‘interference’ would encourage ‘violent criminals’
  • Cong also fires back at PM Trudeau’s charge of ‘coercive diplomacy’ amid dispute over detained Canadians and arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

China‘s Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu takes part in a round-table interview with journalists at the Chinese embassy in Ottawa in November 2019. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
China‘s Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu takes part in a round-table interview with journalists at the Chinese embassy in Ottawa in November 2019. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
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