Canada could be at risk of ‘nasty’ retaliation from China

VANCOUVER—Canada is at risk of retaliation from China, including the arrest of Canadians in the country, said a former ambassador to China after the chief financial officer of Chinese-owned Huawei was taken into custody this week.

With the bail hearing of Meng Wanzhou currently underway in a Vancouver court, Canada is “caught in the middle” between an extradition treaty with the U.S. and a Chinese technological powerhouse, said Guy Saint-Jacques, former ambassador to China and currently a fellow at the China Institute at the University of Alberta. He said that Canada is now vulnerable to retaliation.