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Robert Walker: Chinese Court and Affairs Canada

robert walker: Global Affairs Canada has been following this case for several years and has been providing consular assistance to the Canadian citizen since they were first detained in Liaoning, China, said Robert Walker, a spokesman for Canada's foreign ministry, according to CTV. We will continue to provide consular services to them and their family. The Global Times, an English-language publication of the official People's Daily, reported Thursday that Robert Lloyd Schellenberg's case is in an appeal phase, after he was previously convicted by a Chinese court. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said in a daily briefing Thursday that she didn't know much about the case, suggesting it's not related to the arrests of two other Canadians on national-security grounds earlier this month. But, she added As to the diplomatic tensions between China and Canada, I think you are very clear about the reason for that. I am not aware of the specifics of this case and I would refer you to the competent authority, she said, according to an English transcript posted to the ministry website. ( As reported in the news.