Justin Trudeau's government should assemble a strong, non-partisan China team led by the West to build a uniquely Canadian Asia strategy, with China at its core.
Another case involving an even more egregious violation of international law by China against Canada languishes largely forgotten.
Huseyin Celil, a Canadian citizen, has been in jail since 2006.
The unexplained detention of author and diplomat Yang Hengjun has raised more questions about the motives of a Chinese government under stress from within and without.
In the absence of trust, greater cultural understanding is a powerful diplomatic tool and one that Canada needs to wield expertly when dealing with China.
Ren Zhengfei has given a rare interview to the Western media, denouncing accusations that his company has been involved in spying.
Meng Wanzhou's arrest in Canada has caused further tensions in the strained relationship between China and the US.