A Chinese court has sentenced a second Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in as many days, as relations between the two countries rapidly deteriorate following the arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Ye Jianhui was sentenced by the Foshan Municipal Intermediate Court in the southern province of Guangdong on Friday.
The court said he had been found guilty of manufacturing and transporting drugs.
Another suspect in the case was also given the death penalty and four others sentenced to between seven years and life in prison.
Ye is the fourth Canadian citizen to be sentenced to death on drug charges in China in less than two years.
Death sentences are automatically referred to China's highest court for review.