By Wenran Jiang
The following is an excerpt from the original piece was published by The Star on September 25, 2021
While both Canada and China are welcoming their own citizens home with outpourings of emotion and support, we need to ask some tough questions. Should Ottawa have arrested Meng in the first place? Why did this final package deal take so long if a “hostage exchange” is the result? Why did the Canadian government decide to depend on Washington to work out a deal with Beijing instead having the minister of justice stop the court process, as required by the extradition procedure, when Trump openly politicized the case?
Wenran Jiang (@WenranJ) is an Advisor at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD) and President of Canada-China Energy and Environment Forum.