Asia Pacific

Trip to Canada? 'Travel cautiously,' China tells its citizens amid growing spat


China on Tuesday warned its citizens of the risks of traveling to Canada after the “arbitrary detention” of a Chinese citizen, in what appears to be a tit-for-tat move.

“Recently in Canada, a Chinese citizen was arbitrarily detained on the basis of a request of a third-party country,” the foreign ministry said in a post on an official social media account, asking citizens to “travel cautiously.”

The statement, which came hours after a similar advisory from Ottawa, appeared to reference the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on the request of the United States, which has accused her of violating Iran sanctions.