Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in December 2017. Since the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Canada, followed by the detention of two Canadians accused of espionage, Trudeau has criticised the “arbitrary” nature of Chinese justice and China’s ambassador has responded, accusing Canada of a “double standard” and “Western egoism”. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
Jerome A. Cohen
Opinion

Opinion

Jerome A. Cohen

Meng Wanzhou’s case, Beijing’s response and two legal scandals highlight the ‘rule of law’, as preached – and practised – in Canada and China

  • Amid the diplomatic row over the Huawei executive’s arrest and the two detained Canadians, Beijing and Ottawa are also being watched carefully around the world after strikingly different reactions to domestic law-related scandals

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in December 2017. Since the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Canada, followed by the detention of two Canadians accused of espionage, Trudeau has criticised the “arbitrary” nature of Chinese justice and China’s ambassador has responded, accusing Canada of a “double standard” and “Western egoism”. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
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