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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'We are dealing with an administration that is both very unpredictable, very much America first, [and] not long-term thinking in terms of its relationship with its allies,' says former diplomat Michael Kergin.