BEIJING (Reuters) – Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of harming China’s security, China said on Thursday, days after a former Canadian diplomat was detained in an escalating diplomatic row.
The state security bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, which borders North Korea, has been investigating Spavor since Dec. 10, an official news site for the Liaoning province government said.
It gave no further details.
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WNU Editor: Chinese state media is blunt in their reporting on this story …. ‘Canada will pay’: Chinese state media threaten repercussions over Huawei arrest (CTV News). The Canadian government should order a travel advisory, but because of Prime Minister Trudeau’s focus on getting a free trade pact with China I am willing that they will not. As for the two Canadians who are detained, this could last for months …. Canadians detained in China could be held incommunicado for months (Washington Post). I also expect more Canadians are going to be detained in the coming days/weeks. On a side note. The second Canadian who has been detained (and one that WNU has profiled before) is someone who knows Kim Jong-un …. Kim Jong Un’s friend becomes second Canadian detained by China amid Huawei uproar (FOX News).
China confirms detention of 2 Canadians on suspicion of ‘endangering national security’ — Global News/AP
Canada fears second national missing in China may have been detained — Euronews
Detention of 2 Canadians further strains Canada-U.S.-China dispute — Global News/AP
China accused of taking ‘hostages’ after Meng’s arrest in Vancouver — Asia Times
Chinese detentions raise fears of Canadian business chill, rethink of travel plans — CBC
Michael Spavor: The detained Canadian close to Kim Jong-un — BBC
Detaining two Canadians could be China’s payback for the arrest of Huawei’s CFO — VICE News
Canada Has Chosen “Soft” Scenario for Ending the Huawei Crisis – Scholars — Sputnik