China’s international ministry warned Canada on Monday of potential “extreme penalties” of any “dangerous provocation,” after Canada’s navy final week accused Chinese language warplanes of harassing its patrol plane monitoring North Korea sanctions busting.
“The U.N. Safety Council has by no means licensed any nation to hold out navy surveillance within the seas and airspace of different nations within the identify of imposing sanctions,” international ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian mentioned at a media briefing.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned final week that Canada was an lively member of “an vital mission” within the North Pacific to make sure that sanctions on North Korea are correctly enforced.
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Chinese language plane had typically pressured Canadian planes to divert from their flight paths, Canada’s navy mentioned final week.
Wu Qian, a protection ministry spokesman, mentioned the Chinese language navy took affordable measures to cope with Canada’s actions and have made “solemn representations” by way of diplomatic channels.
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China’s protection ministry mentioned in a press release that Canadian navy jets have stepped up reconnaissance and “provocations” in opposition to China “underneath the pretext” of implementing U.N. Safety Council resolutions, endangering China’s nationwide safety.
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