China is still unable to understand that Canada's legal process is separate from its governmental process, says former diplomat Charles Burton.
Chinese ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu, pictured on March 12, 2020, in a sit-down interview with The Hill Times at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa, said Canada must take ‘concrete steps’ on the ‘outstanding issue’ of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to bring the bilateral relationship ‘back to track.’
The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
China’s ambassador in Ottawa says Canada needs to take “concrete steps” to improve the Canadian-Chinese relationship, but would not say if China shares that responsibility.
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Apologizing for 'tensions' that became public over the last months, Julie Payette said that 'we all experience things differently, but we should always strive to do better, and be attentive to one another’s perceptions.'
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.