[The Ministry of Foreign Affairs once again responded to the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, which was not immediately notified by the Canadian Government.) At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on December 11, a reporter asked once again whether the Canadian Government had notified the Chinese side of the arrest of Meng Wanzhou at the first time, and how many hours after the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the Chinese side had learned about it. In this regard, spokesman Lu Kang said: the consular agreement between China and Canada is very clear. Under such circumstances, the Canadian government is responsible, obligated and without delay to inform the Chinese Embassy and consulate. The Chinese government has not received the notice of the Canadian government at the first time when the Canadian government failed to do so. The Chinese authorities have learned about the situation from other sources and, in the first place, they have made strict representations to the Canadian government.
Some journalists also asked what the Chinese government was complaining about. Lu responded by saying, Can you ask the Canadian government whether it is the Canadian side that the Chinese side first seeks, or the Chinese embassy and consulate in Canada that the Canadian side notifies first?
Source: Ji Xueying_NN6784, responsible editor of Beijing Youth Daily