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Ottawa, Oct 16 (Canadian-Media): Cong Peiwu, China’s Ambassador to Canada urged Ottawa during a video conference Oct 16 from the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa not to grant asylum to Hong Kong protesters, fleeing a widely criticized national security law imposed by Beijing.
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"We strongly urge the Canadian side not (to) grant so-called political asylum to those violent criminals in Hong Kong," Cong said the video press conference and added,
"So if the Canadian side really cares about the stability and the prosperity in Hong Kong, and really cares about the good health and safety of those 300,000 Canadian passport holders in Hong Kong, and the large number of Canadian companies operating in Hong Kong SAR, you should support those efforts to fight violent crimes," Cong said.
His said that his government demands that Canada release Meng immediately but insisted her case and his government's prosecution of Kovrig and Spavor are not linked.
"We oppose any remarks that interfere in our internal affairs. And I would like to point out, there is no coercive diplomacy on the Chinese side," Cong said.