Canada’s effort to restore military talks hinges on Taiwan policy: Chinese ambassador


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OTTAWA — China's ambassador to Canada says an effort by Ottawa to restore normal military communication will hit headwinds if the navy sends another ship to the Taiwan Strait. "We want dialogue. But it's really based on the principle of mutual respect," Cong Peiwu told The Canadian Press in a recent interview. Late last month, Maj.-Gen. Gregory Smith — the Canadian military official tasked with communicating with countries such as China — said Ottawa was looking to establish a more open dialogue with Beijing’s officials. "We're trying to get past just démarches, which is just speaking angrily to each other,...