The negotiations do not appear to be part of a larger deal with Huawei, which was hit with additional charges in the case in February.
Michael Kovrig, one of the two Canadian "Michaels" detained in China, was granted a consular visit for the first time in 10 months.
The U.S. secretary of state compared China to the “Irans and Venezuelas of the world.”
Nineteen prominent Canadians, including former Liberal ministers, want the Trudeau government to take the controversial step.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the charges against Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are “completely groundless.”
Richard Fadden called the success rate on this foreign policy front “pretty low.”
"The chill is real."
Ottawa knows the "root cause" of tensions, the Chinese Embassy says.
It was their first face-to-face conversation since the arrest of a Huawei executive.
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