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After two weeks of fury, it’s time for high-level talks between Canada and China, experts say

By Neil Moss & Jolson Lim      

Canada and China are in a high-stakes dispute over the arrest of a Huawei executive, and options are limited for cooling the boiling conflict.

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during Wang's visit to Ottawa in June 2016. Experts and diplomats believe high-level discussions need to occur to de-escalate the current Huawei dispute. Prime Minister's Office photograph taken by Adam Scotti

The tense diplomatic row between China and Canada will only worsen until the contentious extradition case of a Huawei executive is settled, former diplomats say, and Canada’s ambassador to China from 2012 to 2016 says he believes high-level talks between both countries need to occur in order to contain the fallout.

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