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Canada's Justin Trudeau says China uses detentions as political tool

Sep 06, 2019 - 8:14 AM

The Canadian Prime Minister says: 'we need to figure out how to engage with them, but we also have to be clear-eyed about it, that China plays by a very different set of rules and principles than we do in the West'

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in his opening remarks during the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)-Canada 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017, expresses his intent to remain a vital partner of the ASEAN for the years to come. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

China formally arrests Canadian ex-diplomat, businessman

May 16, 2019 - 2:01 PM

(4th UPDATE) Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang says Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arrest 'recently,' but did not provide a date, and adds he had no information about where they were being held

DETAINED. This file picture taken on March 6, 2019 shows Louis Huang of Vancouver Freedom and Democracy for China holding photos of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, who are being detained by China, outside British Columbia Supreme Court, in Vancouver, as Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou appears in court. File photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

China suspects detained Canadian of spying

Mar 04, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Another Canadian in Chinese detention – businessman Michael Spavor – is one of Michael Kovrig's main sources of intelligence, according to reports

ARRESTED. File photo of former diplomat Michael Kovrig of Canada who was detained by China. AFP Photo

China rebukes ex-envoys over detained Canadians

Jan 22, 2019 - 6:44 PM

An open letter from a group of former diplomats and academics says both Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor worked to improve understanding of China and to promote better relations with the world

13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive

Jan 04, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Some believe the detentions of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are in retaliation to the arrest in Vancouver of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou

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China 'resolutely opposes' demands for release of detained Canadians

Dec 25, 2018 - 9:15 AM

Beijing expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' to calls of Canada and the United States for the release of two Canadians detained in China

Ottawa seeks help for release of Canadians held in China

Dec 23, 2018 - 12:21 PM

'We feel that respecting the rule of law, respecting the rights of citizens, of prisoners is extremely important,' says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

China probes Canadian on suspicion of 'harming' national security

Dec 13, 2018 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) The Canadian government says it has been unable to reach Michael Spavor, who runs a China-based organization that facilitates trips to North Korea