China's envoy to Canada has said they appreciate Canada's treatment of the regime, and accused the United States of "smearing" his country, according to CTV News.
The Chinese ambassador also said that Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor (the two Canadians who were detained without charge after the Meng Wanzhou arrest) are healthy and have been treated well in Chinese custody.
Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have since spent over 500 days in a Chinese prison in retaliation over Canada's decision to arrest the Huawei executive Wanzhou. She had been violating U.S. sanctions.
The Chinese ambassador said that Canada had been a good partner in fighting coronavirus, and that the People's Republic was prepared to deliver even more medical equipment to Canada.
This, conceivably, would have been more successful if the medical equipment China has sent Canada in the past few months had not been either entirely contaminated or decrepit.
Despite this, the ambassador said that "China attaches high importance to export quality control. The competent departments have recently written out more rigorous regulatory measures."
"We still are waiting for the response from the government because there was a report suggesting that some masks didn't meet the quality standards. We would like to see clarification, but still we haven't got an answer yet," he added.