China likes Canada’s ‘cool head’ amid U.S. ‘smears’ over coronavirus, says envoy

Article Link: https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/05/01/china-likes-canadas-cool-head-amid-u-s-smears-over-covid-19-says-envoy/

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

China’s envoy in Ottawa says that while the United States is “smearing” his country over COVID-19, the People’s Republic appreciates Canada’s “cool-headed” co-operation on battling the pandemic. Ambassador Cong Peiwu also says he wants Canadians to know that Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are healthy and getting good treatment in Chinese custody.In an exclusive interview with The Canadian Press, Cong said he has heard nothing new about a proposal by Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne to allow diplomats to conduct a “virtual” visit using the internet to check on Kovrig and Spavor.“To shift the blame, some U.S. politicians try to launch a stigmatization campaign against China. Attacking and discrediting other countries will not save the time and lives lost.”“