The aftermath of Canada’s long fight with China over the imprisonment of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig has spawned a new challenge: whether to join allies such as the United States and Australia in taking a more confrontational stance toward ChinaThe Canadian cavalry may not come.
Some analysts saw hints of a potentially tougher approach in what appeared to be a throwaway line in a congratulatory note that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent to his new Japanese counterpartThe Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse on Wednesday, March 3, 2021., Fumio KishidaThe podium in Washington followin, this past week.
Trudeau twice used the label “Indo-Pacific” to stress the importance of co-operating with Japan on shared regional interests.
For some observers, that was a signal that Canada was moving toward a tougher posture toward future relations with China.
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