Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called on Western nations to unite against China. He says China needs to unite to stop the West from pitting itself against trade. He made the remarks in an interview aired on Saturday, according to a Reuters report.
The Prime Minister of Canada has said that China is “playing” Western nations against each other. Trudeau has accused China of exploiting competition from Western nations seeking economic benefits.
Trudeau told Global Television, “We are competing, and China is playing against each other very cleverly in the free market from time to time.”
“We need to work together better to work together and to become stronger, so that China does not play with any ulterior motives and does not divide us against each other,” Trudeau said.
Call for unity against China
Tensions with Beijing have been rising since Canadian police arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief economic officer (CFO) of Chinese company Huawei, in 2016 on the basis of a US arrest warrant.