Relations between soured dramatically after Canada’s arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on a US extradition request in December 2018.
China imprisoned two Canadians, former diplomat Michael Spavor and entrepreneur Michael Kovrig, within days of Meng’s arrest.
The high-stakes stand-off was resolved last September after the US struck a deferred-prosecution deal with Meng, allowing her to return to China and for the two Canadians to come home.
But the feud has left hard feelings. Thursday’s announcement comes only three days after lawmakers voted to revive a special committee to study the country’s ties with China.
On Wednesday, the Canadian government announced that China had lifted restrictions on canola imports.
The move, however, should not pose big challenges for companies like BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. that have used Huawei equipment.
Fearing an eventual ban, the two companies decided have already begun to exclude the state-championed Chinese firm from their 5G build-outs.