The Chinese envoy to Canada accused the West of manifesting "white supremacy" after Ottawa called for the release of two of their citizens who were arrested and jailed in Beijing last month. Ambassador Lu Shaye declared this allegation in an editorial published in The Hill Times On Wednesday, he reprimanded Canada's handling of Huawei's chief financial officer's arrest case and said Western countries were applying the "double standard" to demand the immediate release of the two Canadians. "It seems that for some people, only Canadian citizens are treated in a humane manner and their freedom deemed valuable, while the Chinese do not deserve it," Lu wrote. "Western selfishness and white supremacy have been used arrogantly by some people, but some "Canadian media" and "elites" blame the Chinese judicial system for being less independent than Ottawa.Last month, Canada formally requested the release of former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor, arrested by the Chinese authorities in apparent retaliation for Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou's high-profile arrest in Vancouver. concerned by the Chinese authorities' arbitrary detention of two Canadians earlier this month and calling for their immediate release, "said the Canadian Minister Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, during a conference call. "We also think it's not just a Canadian issue … it's a matter for our allies." Officials arrested Meng, 46, at the Vancouver airport on December 1 at the request of United States, following allegations that it allegedly violated the sanctions imposed on Iran between 2009 and 2014. The CFO was then released on bail pending a prosecution procedure. ;extradition. GettyImages-1071524640 Lisa Duan, visiting from Beijing, holds a Huawei signature in front of the bail hearing of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in the British Columbia Superior Court over of his arrest on December 1 in Canada for extradition to the United States in Vancouver, British Columbia December 10, 2018. On Wednesday, the Chinese ambassador accused Canada of "white supremacy" after the fact Ottawa has asked for the release of two of their citizens detained in Beijing last month. Getty / Jason Redmond Beijing seized Kovrig and Spavor a few weeks later for "engaging in activities endangering national security" of China, but made no specific allegations. Although it has not yet been proven that Meng's arrest was tied to the two Canadians, Lu wrote a separate editorial for the Canadian newspaper. Globe and Mail "Those who accuse China of detaining a person in retaliation for Ms. Meng's arrest should first think about the actions of the Canadian side," he wrote. NewsweekRob Malley, President and CEO of ICG, said Kovrig had not been involved in any illegal activity. "Michael has not been involved in illegal activities and has done nothing to endanger China's national security," he said. "He was doing what Crisis Group analysts do – conducting objective and unbiased research." Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, also called in Beijing to release "immediately" Kovrig and Spavor, who, he said, were detained "arbitrarily", while former Canadian ambassadors said they believed that the arrests of Kovrig and Spavor had been made in response to those of Meng.