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Canada accuses China of not attending diplomats in the trials of Chinese Canadian businessmen

Canada bans Chinese diplomats from attending trials of Chinese-born Canadian billionaires who disappeared from hotels in Hong Kong in 2017 It states that it was done.

The Government of Canada issued a statement on Tuesday that Ottawa "had made some requests to attend court proceedings" by Xiao Jianghwa. "Our attendance was denied by Chinese authorities," the statement said.

The Canadian embassy in Beijing said on Monday that he knew that Xiao would be tried that day, but did not specify the location or accusation against him.

Xiao, the founder of the Beijing-based financial group Tomorrow Group, was born in China and was known to be associated with the Chinese Communist Party hierarchy.

His disappearance occurred when the Chinese government was prosecuting a businessman accused of bribery and other illegal acts in an anti-corruption campaign allegedly led by Chinese President Xi Jinping. ..

Xiao disappeared when Chinese police activities in Hong Kong were banned. In Hong Kong, a separate legal system was introduced under the framework of "one country, two systems" after the territory was handed over from the United Kingdom to China.

Chinese authorities have not confirmed or denied Xiao's detention, nor have he disclosed the possibility of prosecution against Xiao.

Hujun China's list of wealthiest people in 2016 corresponds to Forbes' list, ranking Xiao as the 32nd wealthiest person in China, with an estimated net worth of $ 5.97 billion. did.

Some information in this report is from the Associated Press and Reuters.