Dominic Barton, Canada's new ambassador to Beijing, has extensive experience in China. Photo: Bloomberg

New Canada ambassador’s China ties ‘may help ease troubled relationship’

  • Dominic Barton’s extensive experience, including five years in Shanghai, will serve him well as Ottawa’s man in Beijing, analysts say
Topic |   Canada

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Dominic Barton, Canada's new ambassador to Beijing, has extensive experience in China. Photo: Bloomberg
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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. Photo: Kyodo

China asks for ‘immediate release’ of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou as Canada appoints new envoy to China

  • ‘We urge the Canadian side to reflect on its mistakes … and immediately release Meng Wanzhou and let her return safely,’ Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang
  • Geng said he hopes new ambassador Dominic Barton can play an active role in returning ties between China and Canada to a ‘normal track’
Topic |   Diplomacy

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. Photo: Kyodo
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