A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian national to death today in a ruling that could further inflame tensions between China and Canada.
China sentenced two other Canadians to death on drug trafficking charges last year, as a diplomatic row escalated with Canada over the arrest of top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
Canadian pleas for clemency for its citizens Robert Lloyd Schellenberg and Fan Wei have so far not been successful.
In June, China formally charged that pair — ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor — after they were detained in the country in December 2018. — AFP