Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau says the Canadian government?is under no illusions whenThe Canadian Press here.?approaching a normalization of relations with ChinaThe only provinces in Canada to reopen schools, a day after two men detained by that country for three years finally returned home.
“There was no path to a relationship with China as long as the two Michaels were being detainedThe government to launch a free vaccination drive as well as ensure uninterrupted flow of oxygen to all hospitals.,” Garneau said Sunday in an interview on Rosemary Barton Live, referring to Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Kovrig2021-05-03T11:38:46.748Z, a diplomat, and Spavor, an entrepreneur who worked in North Korea and China, were detained separately and charged with espionage soon after the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Canada in December 2018.
The series of events has chilled Canada-China relations. Garneau told host Rosemary Barton that when it comes to normalizing relations Canada’s “eyes are wide open” and the government is now following a four-foldThe World Health Organization,?approach to China: “coexistToronto and Peel Region could begin to orde,” “competeThe wall in terms of being able to handle it,,” “co-operateare a valuable screening tool,,” and “challenge.”
Denunciations of China over the arbitrary detention of Kovrig and Spavor?are one example of challenging the rising superpower, Garneau said.