"Sometimes politicizing or amplifying the level of public discourse on this may be satisfying in the short term, but would not contribute to the outcome that we all want, which is for Canadians to be safe and secure".
The latest case doesn't seem to fit the pattern of the previous two, and Trudeau said he favors de-escalating the tensions.
Canadian officials did not connect the most recent arrest to the recent diplomatic turbulence between the countries. "They will retaliate and China will take hostages", he said. He brought up the possibility of it being a visa issue.
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Some are now urging congress to take legislative action to prevent election interference in the future. Conversely, the IRA sought to increase turnout amongst right-leaning voters and white Americans.
"In China there are no coincidences".
A source with direct knowledge of the situation said senior officials at the Canadian Foreign Ministry had held many meetings about the detainees but that a formal task force had yet to be created. Obviously, if there were no connection, those who object should no more reflect on Canada's actions than they should reflect on the actions of, say, Saudi Arabia.
"Any possible harm to one company will have bad effects on others", Xiang said. Two is awful. Three underlines how ruthless China can be. "The real danger to China comes from Michael's arbitrary arrest and detention for these will have a chilling effect on people wanting to visit and engage with the country".
Trudeau also sought to keep politics out of the cases of three Canadians captured this month by Chinese authorities.
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After retiring, the Norwegian was appointed as United's reserve-team boss before joining Molde as manager in 2010. Ironically, Man Utd's next Premier League fixture is a trip to the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday evening.
Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were both detained in China shortly after the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, at the request of the United States, in Vancouver on 1 December.
Beijing has detained two other Canadians - Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a businessman - on suspicion of endangering national security. She has since been released on bail pending a hearing in February next year.
The detention of Meng set off a diplomatic spat in which Canada is stuck in the middle.
The detention of #Huawei CFO is not merely a judicial case, but a premeditated political act in which the U.S. wields its regime power to hunt a Chinese high-tech company out of political consideration: China's ambassador to Canada.
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The campaign came during the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign while Flynn was a top surrogate for Trump's campaign. Alptekin, a dual Turkish-Dutch citizen living in Istanbul whose full name is Kamil Ekim Alpetekin, remains at large.
CNBC on Wednesday saw ominous signs of a market-disrupting diplomatic war breaking out if Canada grants the USA request to extradite Meng so she can face charges of bank fraud and sanctions-busting.