China says it will meet with Harper – Globe and Mail

From Globe and Mail:

Chinese President Hu Jintao will meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a coming economic summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Vietnam, an official said Thursday.

In a move deemed by many to be a diplomatic snub earlier this week, China abruptly called off a private meeting between the two leaders” apparently because of Canada’s criticism of human rights in China, and because of the case of a Chinese-Canadian being held there.

But Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a news conference that Mr. Hu would meet Mr. Harper. However, she added that China rejects any criticism of its human rights situation. [Full text]

November 16, 2006 9:56 AM
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