Trump Discusses China’s ‘Wrongful Detention’ of Canadian Citizens in Call With Trudeau

August 18, 2019 Updated: August 18, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ—U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday and discussed “the wrongful detention” of two Canadian citizens by China, a White House spokesman said.

Relations between China and Canada took a hit last December after Vancouver police detained Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co, on a U.S. arrest warrant.

After Meng’s arrest, China detained two Canadians, accusing them of involvement in stealing state secrets.