A Canadian flag flies at the Canadian embassy in Beijing in January 2019. A group of Canadian lawmakers recently joined a grouping aimed at strengthening ties with Taiwan, in a move that’s sure to irk Beijing. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Canadian flag flies at the Canadian embassy in Beijing in January 2019. A group of Canadian lawmakers recently joined a grouping aimed at strengthening ties with Taiwan, in a move that’s sure to irk Beijing. Photo: EPA-EFE
Richard Desjardins
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Desjardins

Canada must learn from Meng Wanzhou saga to stay out of US-China confrontation

  • Ottawa’s failure to act firmly and fast in the early days of the extradition saga left it snared in a geopolitical tussle with little bearing on its own national interest
  • Its tepid response to the fallout also left the field open to Canadian hardliners to lead the conversation on China

A Canadian flag flies at the Canadian embassy in Beijing in January 2019. A group of Canadian lawmakers recently joined a grouping aimed at strengthening ties with Taiwan, in a move that’s sure to irk Beijing. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Canadian flag flies at the Canadian embassy in Beijing in January 2019. A group of Canadian lawmakers recently joined a grouping aimed at strengthening ties with Taiwan, in a move that’s sure to irk Beijing. Photo: EPA-EFE
READ FULL ARTICLE