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Remarks of the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy on Canada Asking one Chinese Consular Official to Leave Canada
2023-05-08 18:20

On 8th May, the Canadian side blatantly declared one consular official from the Chinese Consulate General in Toronto persona non grata based on rumors of the so-called "China Interference" hyped up by some politicians and media. This has seriously violated international law, basic norms governing international relations and the related bilateral agreements, and sabotaged the China-Canada relations. The Chinese side strongly condemns and firmly opposes this, and has lodged stern protest with the Canadian side. The Chinese side will take resolute countermeasures and all consequences arising therefrom shall be borne by the Canadian side.

China never interferes in other countries' internal affairs. The so-called "China Interference" is totally groundless, which is the out-and-out smear of China and the political manipulation driven by ideological bias. Such provocations by the Canadian side have severely undermined the legitimate rights and interests of the Chinese diplomatic and consular personnel.

It must be pointed out that Chinese diplomatic and consular personnel to Canada always perform their duties in accordance with related international conventions and bilateral agreements. Instead of protecting China's diplomatic and consular personnel's legitimate rights, the Canadian side has chosen to condone and echo the anti-China forces' hype-up and conduct extreme actions against a Chinese consular official. China does not accept this completely. We urge the Canadian side to step back from the brink and refrain from moving further down the wrong path. If the Canadian side acts wantonly and arbitrarily, it will be met with China's resolute and strong reactions.

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