After two years, China says the two Michaels have been indicted, tried
Canada’s ambassador to China Dominic Barton is inspired by how they are coping with their imprisonment.
Kovrig, Spavor ‘inspiring’ and ‘robust’ in Chinese prison: Barton
Two Michaels were denied consular access to the two men from January to October because of Chinese paranoia about COVID-19.
Tough talk on China could hurt efforts to free Kovrig, Spavor: Champagne
Urges MPs to keep their fate in mind when they spout off about the perils and perfidy of China’s Communist regime.
Ambassador visits Canadians detained in China in Huawei case
China says Canada has no right to hold Meng, Kovrig and Spavor are suspected of national security crimes.
Think tank appears at UN Security Council to appeal for Korvig’s release
Canada pushes for release of Kovrig and Spavor who have limited access to Canadian consular officials.
Chinese pandemic ‘excuse’ barring access to two Michaels dismissed
Tory MP said a direct in-person visit should have taken place a long time ago with appropriate social distancing.
China firm over detention of 2 Canadians after foreign ministers meet
Wants Canada to make the first move to resolve the impasse arising from the 2018 arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
Canada’s Trudeau rules out releasing Huawei tech executive
Would put more Canadian citizens at risk by signalling Canada can be intimidated.
Trudeau’s China dilemma: punish or give in to ‘hostage diplomacy’
Letter signed by 19 former politicians and diplomats urge Meng be freed in a bid to win the release of Spavor and Kovrig.
China made ‘obvious link’ between Meng and two Michaels: Trudeau
Prime Minister rebuts China’s foreign ministry claim people are not arbitrarily detained.
China to Canada PM: Stop ‘irresponsible remarks’ on spy case
Charges are “completely different” from the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, says a foreign ministry spokesman.
China charges 2 Michaels with spying in Huawei linked case
Both men have been held since December 2018 in a move seen as an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng Wanzhou.
Consular officials visit Canadian Michael Kovrig detained in China
Freeland discussed the detentions with her Chinese counterpart during a summit of Southeast Asian Nations in Bangkok.
Ex-envoy’s advice to China about election ‘highly inappropriate’: Freeland
Comments came as Chinese authorities block key imports from Canada and detain two Canadians on espionage charges.
China formally arrests 2 Canadians in case linked to Huawei
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said the pair have been arrested for allegedly stealing state secrets.
China demands US withdraw request to extradite Huawei executive
Says the treaty with Canada infringed on the “safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens.”