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Finally, a consular visit to Canadians imprisoned by China

After months of detention with no contact with Canadian authorities, China finally allowed a virtual consular contact with two detained Canadians. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig, and consultant Michael Spavor have been in Chinese prisons since December 2018. Their arrest and »

Highlights, International, Politics

China withholding contact with imprisoned Canadians

Within days of the Canadian detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a U.S extradition request on December 1, 2018,  China arrested two Canadians. Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig who was working with the International Crisis Group, and businessman Michael »


China issues new threat to Canada

China issued a sharp warning to Canada about the consequences of helping the United States in the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Canada arrested Meng in December 2018 at the request of the U.S. where she is wanted on »


U.S. experts call on China to release Canadian

Fifteen leading foreign policy experts are calling for the immediate release of Canadian Michael Kovrig who has been detained in China since December 10, 2018. He and another Canadian, Michael Spavor, were arrested in apparent retaliation for the Canada’s arrest »


China ratchets up accusations against Canadians

China has made new allegations against two Canadians it has detained in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Huawei top executive Meng Wanzhou, according to China’s state-controlled news agency. Xinhua News Agency quotes unnamed Chinese authorities as saying former diplomat »


NATO head calls on China to treat detained Canadians fairly

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today that he was following the cases of diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor “very closely and with concern.” He added that NATO countries “expect them to be treated fairly and with respect »


Canada should ‘play hardball with’ China, says activist

Relations between Canada and China have sunk to an all-time low since Canada responded to an extradition request from the U.S. in early December 2018 and arrested Meng Wanzhou, a chief executive with telecommunications giant Huawei. In what looks like »


Canadian parliamentarians go to China in spite of tensions

A Canadian parliamentary delegation is on its way to China and has been briefed on how to handle the issue of two Canadians detained there should it come up. The goal of the delegates is to enhance business and general »