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Japan can teach Canada and other middle powers how to counter China

Beijing's hostage diplomacy brings benefits as well as risks

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Meng Wanzhou waves as she steps out of a plane at Shenzhen Baoan International Airport on Sept. 25: Meng's explicit exultations on Xi Jinping show that the distinction between the state and corporate China is becoming more nebulous.   © Xinhua/Reuters

Stephen Nagy is a senior associate professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo. He is a visiting fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs.

The long-awaited homecoming of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from China has been celebrated by Canadians and non-Canadians alike.

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