China to resume importing beef and pork from Canada
TORONTO — China has agreed to allow Canadian meat products into the country, ending a five-month suspension.
China halted the importation of Canadian beef and pork in June, saying some Canadian meat had tested positive for ractopamine, an additive that is banned in China, and was sent over with forged inspection certificates.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted the news Tuesday afternoon, calling it “good news for Canadian farmers.”
DIPLOMACY OR DESPERATION?
The two countries have been embroiled in a diplomatic dispute for nearly a year, ever since Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver last December. Two Canadians, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, were detained in China days later and remain in custody there.
China also banned Canadian canola shipments in March, claiming they did not meet quality standards. There has been no suggestion that China’s position on canola will undergo a similar reversal anytime soon.
Both the Canadian and Chinese governments have claimed that their actions have been legitimate and lawful while describing the other country’s motivations as political and vengeful.
Screw China cut them OFF let them go back to bugs and rice!