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Hostage diplomacy highlights Beijing's increasingly darker side

Deal to resolve Meng case won't help other foreigners locked for political ends

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Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou, pictured in Vancouver on Dec. 7: she has rejected any arrangement that involves an admission of wrongdoing.   © Reuters

Philip Calvert is a senior fellow with the China Institute at the University of Alberta. A former Canadian diplomat, he held postings in China, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

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