When I hear Peter MacKay talking about Nurturing Relations with China, I can only imagine that Beijing has finally made it abundantly clear that they don't care what Canada has to say.
Of course, we don't have to look too far into the past to see why things are off the rails where China's concerned.
Just to remind everybody, as a direct result of Canada's gnu Government dropping the ball last year, Mr. Celil has just been sentenced to life in Chinese Prison. I suspect Celil's sentence, as well as the denial of consular access on the part of the Chinese is closely related to the Harper "tough guy" stance, and Harper's antics at APEC and since have hardly been "helpful".
Canada's gnu Government ... ham fisted diplomacy at its finest...