Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang has said that Canada should make moves to “correct the mistakes it made earlier” amid a brewing diplomatic and trade row following the detention of Huawei’s CFO, reported CBC.
Geng said China’s decision to suspend Viterra Inc’s license, the second major Canadian canola exporter blocked by officials, was based on safety concerns.
He continued to say that China’s actions were “scientific and reasonable,” but, he added, Canada should “take practical measures to correct the mistakes it made earlier” in dealing with the overall relationship.
The latest punitive measure affected $2 billion worth of exports. Geng said China hopes Canada can “get along with us to ensure the sound and steady development of China-Canada relations.”