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Trump totally punked Canada.
NYT | China Detains a 2nd Canadian, Escalating Diplomatic Feud (not quite as obsequious as the REUTERS file on the same story)
China appeared to intensify its punitive campaign against Canada ... The second case involves Michael Spavor, a writer and entrepreneur who operates a cultural organization that promotes trips into North Korea.
o! That would US Publis Enemy No. 1 this month. DRPK is on several lists. There's the set up.
Chrystia Freeland, Canada's foreign minister, disclosed the second case, and during a news conference Wednesday, warned the administration of President Trump not to further politicize what started as a legal matter
The swing.
The opacity surrounding the two cases ["]sharply contrasted["] with the public proceedings that unfolded over three days in a Vancouver courtroom after the arrest of Ms. Meng.
"It is important to stress that," she said, adding that relations between Canada and China were important for Canada.
Ms. Freeland also appeared to take Mr. Trump to task for his suggestion, in an interview with Reuters, that he would willingly intervene in Ms. Meng's case if it would help resolve the trade disputes that have soured relations over the last year.
waaiiit for it...
"Our extradition partners should not seek to politicize the extradition process or use it for ends other than the pursuit of justice," she said.
Don't hold yer breath, lady. Trump isn't signing NAFTA any time soon. Ask yer girl, Nancy.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 07:34:00 AM EST
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