The prospect had seemed doable as recently as mid-November, when International Trade Minister Jim Carr was in Beijing hoping to talk trade and strike smaller sector-by-sector agreements.
The warning comes after Chinese authorities arrested two Canadian citizens in recent weeks on suspicion of threatening national security.
The rights of foreign nationals in China have received renewed focus because of public concern over the fate of three USA citizens accused of committing "economic crimes" in the country.
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China's chief prosecutor, Zhang Jun, told a separate briefing Thursday that "without a doubt" Kovrig and Spavor broke the country's laws and are being investigated.
December 12: China's foreign ministry says it has no information about Kovrig, but says the organization he worked with - the International Crisis Group - was not registered in China, making its activities in the country illegal.
McIver, a school teacher, was also detained over a visa matter but then subsequently released by the Chinese authority. The number of detainees previously was reportedly three, two of which - Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - were arrested for unspecified reasons of national security.
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"The Chinese, I've learned through my many years involved in Canada-China relations, they build on long term-relationships".
The new State Department warning also follows the arrest of several Chinese nationals in the USA on charges of espionage. China has demanded Canada free Meng, who is fighting extradition to the United States.
The united message, being delivered publicly and privately to China, is that the continued detentions are harmful to China because they will discourage businesspeople, academics and others from travelling to the country, said Malley. "Chinese citizens and US citizens of Chinese heritage may be subject to additional scrutiny and harassment".
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On Friday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang rejected the claims, saying China always welcomed foreign citizens and protected their lawful rights.