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Why Canadians want to get back to business in China

Consumers still showing support for brands despite Huawei controversy

Shoppers lined up in the cold in Beijing to buy coats when Canada Goose opened its flagship store in December, shortly after Meng Wanzhou’s arrest in Vancouver.   © Reuters

Beijing's anger since December at the detention on an American warrant of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, has drastically changed the atmosphere for Canadian businesses operating in China.

With Meng remaining under house arrest pending her extradition to the U.S. to face charges of bank fraud involving alleged company dealings with Iran, Canada is stuck inconveniently between the world's two most powerful nations.

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