News Government General
December 10, 2020  

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.

News Government General
December 9, 2020  

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.

News Government General
November 24, 2020  

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.

News Government General
November 20, 2020  

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.

News Government General
October 22, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
October 13, 2020  

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.

News Government General
August 26, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 26, 2020  

Canada’s Trudeau rules out releasing Huawei tech executive

Would put more Canadian citizens at risk by signalling Canada can be intimidated.

News Government General
June 25, 2020  

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.

News Government General
June 23, 2020  

China made ‘obvious link’ between Meng and two Michaels: Trudeau

Prime Minister rebuts China’s foreign ministry claim people are not arbitrarily detained.

News Government General
June 22, 2020  

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.

News Government General Technology
June 19, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 6, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 12, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 16, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 22, 2019  

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.”