China’s foreign ministry protested the possible expulsion of a Chinese diplomat in Canada who Ottawa has accused of participating in a harassment campaign against a Canadian lawmaker.

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Ambassador Cong Peiwu was summoned by Canada’s foreign ministry on Thursday over allegations that a Chinese-led harassment campaign had targeted Conservative lawmaker Michael Chong after he voted in favour of a February 2021 parliamentary motion condemning Beijing’s treatment of the Uygur Muslim minority in Xinjiang as “genocide”.

It followed a Globe and Mail report on Monday – citing classified documents and an anonymous security source – that claimed Toronto-based Chinese diplomat Zhao Wei was involved in a Ministry of State Security effort to get information on Chong and his family in Hong Kong.