Macdonald-Laurier InstituteOTTAWA, ON (May 27, 2020): With the extradition case of Meng Wanzhou facing its first major decision, Macdonald-Laurier Institute experts on foreign policy, Canada-China relations, and 5G network security are available to speak to the media about this landmark decision and what it means for Canada.

The following MLI experts are available to comment:

Anastasia Lin MLI Ambassador on Canada-China Policy and a Senior Fellow at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. 

Charles Burton Senior Fellow at MLI and a former counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing.

Christian Leuprecht Class of 1965 Professor in leadership at the Royal Military College, Director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen’s University, and a Senior Fellow at MLI

Jonathan Berkshire Miller Senior Fellow and Deputy Director at MLI’s Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad and a Senior Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs.

Shuvaloy MajumdarSenior Fellow and Program Director at MLI’s Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad. 

MLI has been Canada’s leading voice in sounding caution when it comes to Canada-China relations, particularly following the unlawful detainment of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Moreover, MLI has continuously warned policy-makers and politicians about the risks associated with allowing Huawei to participate in Canada’s 5G infrastructure development.

With the case of Meng Wanzhou facing this significant milestone, both Canada-China relations and Canadians’ perceptions on Huawei hang in the balance.

To schedule an interview with MLI’s experts on these issues, media are invited to contact:

Brett Byers
Communications and Digital Media Manager
613-482-8327 x105

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