Meng’s Release Could Encourage Future ‘Hostage Diplomacy’ by Beijing: Senator

The freeing of the “two Michaels” at the same time Meng Wanzhou was released from her bail conditions proves that Beijing was using hostage diplomacy all along and sets a troubling precedent for future dealings with the Chinese regime, warns Canadian Sen. Leo Housakos.  “[In] this particular case, China won. They got what they wanted,” Housakos told The Epoch Times. “They put pressure on us politically. They put pressure on our judicial systems.”  “My biggest fear is that this has emboldened the Chinese regime,” he added. Housakos said that because the regime “got what they wanted” in the Meng case, they could use hostage diplomacy as an ongoing strategy in other situations that might arise. “They could randomly pick up citizens of any one of our western democracies and hold them for ransom,” he said. “Nothing prevents them from doing it again.” Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., Kirsten Hillman, has asserted that …

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