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Canadian citizen sentenced to death in China on drug charges – The Canadian News

BEIJING - China has sentenced a Canadian citizen accused of manufacturing the drug ketamine to death amid increased tension between the two countries. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court announced Xu Weihong's sentence on Thursday and said an alleged accomplice, Wen Guanxiong, had been sentenced to life in prison. Death sentences are automatically referred to the highest court in China for review. The brief court statement did not provide details, but local media in the southern Chinese city, at the heart of the country's manufacturing industry, said Xu and Wen had gathered ingredients and tools and started producing ketamine in October 2016, and then they stored the final product at Xu's home in Guangzhou. Haizhu District. Subsequently, the police seized more than 12...