Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cda-China-Drug-Smuggling

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cda-China-Drug-Smuggling

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BEIJING - China has issued its own travel advisory about Canada -- a day after Canada cautioned its citizens about travelling to China.

The foreign ministry's consular affairs office says Canada "arbitrarily detained" a Chinese national -- a reference to Canada's arrest of Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou (MUNG wan-JOH') at the request of the United States.

It says Chinese citizens should consider their personal circumstances and -- quote -- "fully assess the risks of going to Canada for tourism."

The notice follows Canada's revision of its own travel advisory that warns of the "risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws" in China.

It came after a court in China sentenced an alleged Canadian drug smuggler to death yesterday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was very concerned to see China "acting arbitrarily" by applying the death penalty in the case of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg. …

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