Last week Canada was dragged full-square into the United States’ widening economic war on China. American authorities requested the extradition of the chief financial officer of Chinese technology giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, while she was in transit through Vancouver from Hong Kong to Mexico. The arrest is significant on many levels. Meng is the daughter of Huawei’s founder, Ren Zhengfei. Huawei is a major Chinese private corporation, one of China’s technology champions, and Meng one of its top executives. The Chinese government cannot but have a major interest in the matter.