China disputes Mélanie Joly’s characterization of Asian nation, says comments ‘contravene the facts’

China's foreign ministry said on Thursday it had lodged "stern representations" against Canada, following Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly’s description of the Asian nation as an "increasingly disruptive, global power." Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said her China-related remarks “contravene the facts, are filled with ideological bias, and shamelessly interfere in the internal affairs of China.”