The Chinese Ambassador to Canada reiterated China's stern position and strong protest against the Canadian side's threat to expel relevant Chinese diplomatic and consular personnel based on rumors of the so-called "China Interference" hyped up by some Canadian politicians and media. He made these remarks during a meeting with a senior official of Global Affairs Canada on May 4.
"Should the Canadian side continue to make provocations, China will play along every step of the way until the very end," the ambassador reiterated.
He also pointed out that China has always adhered to the principle of non-interference in other countries' internal affairs.
The Chinese diplomatic and consular officials always fulfill their duties in accordance with relevant international conventions and the Consular Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People's Republic of China, the ambassador said.
He also stated that some Canadian politicians and media are manipulating China-related issues, attacking and discrediting China, driven by ideological bias in an attempt to make political gains and draw attention. "China strongly deplores and firmly rejects this," he added.
The ambassador stressed that China's diplomatic and consular officials' normal performance must not be smeared, and China's sovereignty, security, and development interests must not be violated.
Once again, China strongly urges the Canadian side to immediately stop this self-directed political farce and not go further down the wrong and dangerous path, he said.