The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, pictured arriving at a court hearing in Vancouver in May, has affected China-Canada relations. Photos: AFP and EPA

Chinese immigration and visitor visa applications to Canada plunge since arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

  • Permanent residency and visitor applications hit their lowest point in recent years after Beijing issued a travel warning about ‘arbitrary detention’
  • Some would-be Chinese immigrants now ‘choose not to even look at Canada’, an expert says, while the growth rate in Chinese visitor numbers has plummeted
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The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, pictured arriving at a court hearing in Vancouver in May, has affected China-Canada relations. Photos: AFP and EPA
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Ian Young

Ian Young

Ian Young is the Post's Vancouver correspondent. A journalist for more than 20 years, he worked for Australian newspapers and the London Evening Standard before arriving in Hong Kong in 1997. There he won or shared awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year. He moved to Canada with his wife in 2010.