Ottawa – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused the Chinese leadership of using the West against each other, saying the West must unite to counter it. In a recent interview with Canadian TV network Global TV, Trudeau said like-minded countries should form a unified front against China’s “coercive diplomacy”.
Trudeau said, “We have to come together and stand strong in solidarity against China, so that it does not divide us by inciting each other.” We compete and China from time to time pits us against each other in a competitive market.’ The Canadian prime minister said the problem arose because many western countries tried to gain access to the Chinese market. After this China started placing its terms and started using Western countries against each other.
It is noteworthy that Canada’s relations with China have been strained for the past few years. The controversy started in the year 2018, when Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese national and Huawei’s chief financial officer, was arrested in Vancouver. In response, two Canadians were arrested in China. Meng was released in September this year under an agreement that made possible the release of Canadian citizens. Earlier this month, Trudeau announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Trudeau tweeted that Canada is deeply disturbed by reports of human rights violations in China. As a result, we will not send diplomatic representatives to Beijing for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. We will continue to support our athletes, who work hard to compete on the global stage.