The key issues straining China-Canada relations

Canada has expelled a Chinese diplomat accused of intimidating a lawmaker, triggering a tit-for-tat response from Beijing as it orders Canada’s consul in Shanghai to leave. This latest episode marks the continuation of souring relations between the two countries, which began with the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in 2018, followed by the detention of two Canadians and escalating tensions over human rights, tech battles, and alleged interference in Canadian affairs. The expulsion of diplomats further heightens the strained relationship between Canada and China.