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John McCallum is no longer Canada’s ambassador to China.

“Last night I asked for and accepted John McCallum’s resignation as Canada’s Ambassador to China,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement Saturday.

The statement didn’t offer a reason for the removal, which comes amid an especially tense time in the Canada-China relationship, but caps off an especially tough week for McCallum after he controversially waded into the extradition request against Meng Wanzhou, an executive with Chinese telecom company Huawei.


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