Trudeau thanked Trump in a telephone name on Saturday for the USA’ assist in “looking for the rapid launch of the 2 Canadian residents arbitrarily detained by China,” the prime minister’s workplace stated in a readout assertion of the decision.
The statements didn’t give extra data. The White Home had no rapid touch upon additional particulars in regards to the name.
The relations between Canada and China have since been tense.
The US’ personal tensions with China have additionally elevated not too long ago over the dealing with of the coronavirus outbreak, the continuing commerce struggle between the 2 international locations, China’s imposition of a nationwide safety legislation on Hong Kong and the next finish to Hong Kong’s particular standing underneath US legislation by Trump.
The Trump administration has restricted know-how exports to Chinese language firms, notably Huawei, citing nationwide safety dangers. The corporate has denied such costs.