BEIJING, Oct. 29 – China has lodged solemn representation with Canada on the sailing of the Canadian warship through the Taiwan Strait during China’s National Day holiday, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense，at the regular press conference in Beijing on October 29.
Wu stated that this is an expression of unfriendliness and will undoubtedly make the already poor bilateral ties and mil-to-mil relationship even worse.
Regarding to the comments from Canada’s Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan this month that NATO needs to “monitor” China’s activities as the actions that it has been “demonstrating in the South China Sea are obviously concerning”, Wu responded that as an extraterritorial country, Canada has made irresponsible remarks and groundless accusations against China. Its move is indeed worrying. China reminds the Canadian side to take a closer look at itself before clamoring to surveil other countries.
“China asks the Canadian side to take a responsible attitude and be cautious in its words and actions, so as not to undermine the common interests of both countries and regional peace and stability,” Wu stressed.