ANALYSIS-U.S. efforts on Huawei executive case may save Canada’s stalled China policy

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Dec 4, 2020 at 8:28 PM
  • Canada could see the end of a nasty diplomatic dispute with China if the United States reaches a deal to release a Huawei executive from house arrest in Vancouver, but the affair shows that without the heft of its southern neighbor, Canada has no bargaining power with Beijing.
  • Having failed to secure their release, Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has talked for months about a formal “reset” of relations with China.
  • Trudeau’s minority Liberal government, which relies on other parties to govern, is under pressure from the official opposition Conservatives to take a much tougher line with China.