The Chinese authority government has said it detained third Canadian citizen, who is a student, on drug related charges.
The development further fuels the cold relations between the two countries, since Canada detained an executive from the Chinese tech giant, Huawei.
This was disclosed by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday
The suspect is being held in the Eastern Shandong province on drug-related charges, a ministry spokesman said.
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Authorities will arrange for Canadian embassy staff member to visit the student, he added.
Canada’s Foreign Affairs Office said on Saturday, that a Canadian had been detained in the city of Yantai, Shandong province.
China detained two other Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, under accusations of stealing state secrets.
Their arrests have been seen as retaliation for Canada’s continued detention of the tech executive, Meng Wanzhou, at the United States’ request.
The US accuses Meng of committing bank fraud in relation to breaching U.S. sanctions against Iran.