A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian citizen to death on charges of producing drugs, amid rising tensions between the two countries.
Xu Weihong was told he would face the capital punishment for manafacturing ketamine on Thursday at a first trial in the eastern city of Guangzhou.
The sentence comes as relations between Beijing and Ottawa grow increasingly heated following the arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada.
Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver in December 2018, at the request of the Washington, on suspicion of covertly violating US sanctions on Iran. A judge has since ruled she should be extradited to the US.
China has sentenced at least two other Canadians to death since then.