Experts want Ottawa to push hard for a Canadian exemption from plans to prioritize U.S. businesses for federal infrastructure and procurement.
The Huawei CFO had argued former U.S. president Donald Trump's statements that suggested she could be used to secure a trade deal with China amounted to political interference.
"Canada's so-called declaration looks more like a confession in which the Canadian side admits its mistake in the Meng Wanzhou case," China's foreign ministry spokesperson said.
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in December 2018. China promptly seized Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor days later and has linked their fates repeatedly since.
Const. Winston Yep testified in the extradition case of Meng, whose lawyers are trying to show her arrest two years ago was unlawful and she should not be extradited to the U.S. on allegations of fraud.
The B.C. Supreme Court will hear witness testimony starting Monday as part of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's legal battle to stop her extradition to the United States.
The president of the International Crisis Group and the United Nations ambassadors for Germany and Britain brought up Kovrig's case at a U.N. Security Council meeting.
Cong Peiwu was asked whether his remarks amounted to a threat, to which he replied, "That is your interpretation."
China's foreign ministry spokesperson said it "firmly opposes the erroneous statements made by Canada."
Meng's lawyers have argued for the release of more confidential documents relating to her arrest to support their claim that her rights were violated by authorities.