Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is locked in an escalating diplomatic war with China after he criticized Beijing for sentencing a Canadian to death for a drug smuggling conviction.
Relations between the two countries were already bad after Canadian authorities arrested Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Mazhou in December at the reported request of the United States. The state of affairs appears to be somewhat ironic for Trudeau, who once declared China to be the state that he most “admired.”
According to Global News, China condemned Trudeau’s “irresponsible” remarks Tuesday after the prime minister suggested the Asian superpower was “arbitrarily” applying the death penalty because of the diplomatic standoff. (RELATED: Chinese CFO Arrested For Fraud Out On $10.000,000 Bail)