Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne addresses a press conference at the High Commission of Canada in London in January. Photo: AFP Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne addresses a press conference at the High Commission of Canada in London in January. Photo: AFP
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne addresses a press conference at the High Commission of Canada in London in January. Photo: AFP

Canada has abandoned free-trade talks with China, says foreign minister

  • ‘The China of 2020 is not the China of 2016,’ says Francois-Philippe Champagne
  • Major policy reversal comes amid tensions over arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou and Beijing’s detention of ‘two Michaels’ in apparent retaliation

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Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne addresses a press conference at the High Commission of Canada in London in January. Photo: AFP Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne addresses a press conference at the High Commission of Canada in London in January. Photo: AFP
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne addresses a press conference at the High Commission of Canada in London in January. Photo: AFP
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