After a bizarre rant at a recent virtual news conference in Canada, many are concerned that Communist China’s ambassador issued a veiled threat against 300,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong, if Canada did not bend the knee to the tyrannical regime.
The Communist regime wants Canada to stop accepting Hong Kong political refugees fleeing the regime after a failed fight for freedom.
The Globe and Mail explains:
China’s ambassador to Canada is urging Ottawa to stop granting asylum to democracy activists from Hong Kong, whom he described as “violent criminals” and warned that accepting these people could jeopardize the “health and safety” of 300,000 Canadian citizens still living in the former British colony.
Asked if he was issuing a threat, envoy Cong Peiwu replied: “That is your interpretation.”
Mr. Cong used a press conference Thursday to say that Beijing finds it unacceptable that Canada recently accepted two Hong Kong pro-democracy dissidents as political refugees. He also took strong exception to a call from nearly 60 Canadian MPs and senators to shelter more Hong Kong residents fleeing China’s draconian national-security law.
“We strongly urge the Canadian side not to grant so-called political asylum to those violent criminals in Hong Kong because it is interference in China’s domestic affairs and certainly it will embolden those violent criminals,” he said.
There is real concern about the safety of these 300,000 Canadians, as the Communist regime has arrested several Canadians after the country detained a Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, on behalf of the US that is seeking her extradition. Note this article is dated to January, 2019. READ: Thirteen Canadians have been detained in China since Huawei executive’s arrest, says Ottawa
Of course, this is not the first time, the Communist regime has threatened other countries over this issue. READ: Hong Kong: China threatens retaliation against UK for offer to Hongkongers
On more China related news, the Chinese Communist Party’s tyrant for life, Xi Jinping, was recently caught having several coughing fits on public TV, which the Chinese media tried to cover-up. READ: Chinese state broadcaster repeatedly pans away as Xi Jinping coughs ‘violently’ during key speech. Xi spoke for some 50 minutes, with CCTV choosing to move its camera on a number of occasions as he began to splutter AND Questions raised over China’s President Xi Jinping’s health after coughing fit