China came in for some flak for its rather harsh response to Canada's detention of Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei's senior executive Meng Wanzhou at the request of the United States.
"Thuggery" was how one columnist writing in The South China Morning Post, Mr Philip Bowring, described Beijing's detention of two Canadians on suspicion of engaging in activities that harm national security, days after Meng's arrest on Dec 1.
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