Canada’s newly appointed envoy to Beijing says there are many different human rights issues when it comes to China, and she will not shy away from shining the spotlight on such issues during her time as ambassador.
Jennifer May, who has worked as a diplomat for 30 years, told the the Toronto Star on Sept. 22 that as well as the abuses against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, “there’s a lot of other human rights issues that we have concerns about, whether it’s Falun Gong, whether it’s Christians, whether it’s a situation of people in Tibet.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced May’s appointment as Canada’s ambassador to China on Sept. 23, after the position was left vacant for almost a year. Her predecessor, Dominic Barton, left the position last December, a few months after Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were released from having been arbitrarily detained by Beijing for over 1,000 days….
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