Canadian PM fires ambassador to China

Canadian PM fires ambassador to China


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired Canada's envoy to China.

The decision comes after ambassador John McCallum had said it would be "great" if the US dropped its extradition request for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou arrested in Vancouver.

"Last night I asked for and accepted John McCallum's resignation as Canada's ambassador to China," Trudeau said in a statement Saturday.

McCallum had come under fire this week when he told Chinese media in Toronto that Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, had a strong case against extradition to the United States.