A third Canadian was sentenced to death Thursday on drug charges by a Chinese court as tension continues to simmer between the two countries.
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Xu Weihong allegedly was manufacturing ketamine, an anesthetic drug used mainly in veterinarian surgery that can result in mind altering effects such as vivid dreams in humans.
Wen Guanxiong, another Canadian who was Xu’s alleged accomplice, was given a life sentence by the Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said the sentencing had nothing to do with tension between the two countries. “I would like to stress that China’s judicial authorities handle the relevant case independently in strict accordance with Chinese law and legal procedures,” he said. “The case should not inflict any impact on China-Canada relations.”