How Canada became collateral damage in US-China battle for the upper hand
- Meng Wanzhou’s arrest in Canada at the US’ request was not only a flashpoint in the deteriorating US-China relationship
- It also touched off divisions within Canada on how the country – traditionally a US ally – ought to conduct its foreign policy amid China’s rise
Richard Desjardins retired in 2020 after a 29-year career as a Canadian public servant. Born in Montreal, Canada, he obtained a BA (1983) and MA in political science (1991) and studied Chinese in Taiwan (1985-1988). He writes on topics dealing with China and Canada-China relations for various publications.