Mike Pompeo calls China's detention of two Canadians 'wrong'

World / Politics Aug 23, 2019

Mike Pompeo calls China's detention of two Canadians 'wrong'

The United States is working to secure the release of two Canadians held by China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, calling their detention "arbitrary and unacceptable" after he met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other Canadian officials. The two Canadians — former ...

Trudeau to visit Trump next week to talk trade and China

Business Jun 14, 2019

Trudeau to visit Trump next week to talk trade and China

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Washington next week to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss the ratification of the new North American trade agreement and China's detention of two Canadians. Trudeau's office said he will visit next Thursday. Trump and Trudeau ...

World May 17, 2019

Trudeau calls Chinese arrests of two Canadians 'unacceptable'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday called the arrest of two Canadians in China "unacceptable" and vowed to stand up to Beijing over the detentions. "We will consistently and always stand up for Canadians, particularly these Canadians who have been arbitrarily detained," he told ...

China says detained Canadian is suspected of spying

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Mar 4, 2019

China says detained Canadian is suspected of spying

China suspects detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig of spying and stealing state secrets, state media reported Monday, turning up the heat in a diplomatic row between Beijing and Ottawa as a top Huawei executive faces possible extradition. Another Canadian in Chinese detention — businessman ...

China says detained Canadian lacks diplomatic immunity

Asia Pacific Jan 14, 2019

China says detained Canadian lacks diplomatic immunity

China on Monday ridiculed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's claim that a former Canadian Embassy official detained in Beijing still held diplomatic immunity. Chinese authorities arrested former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor last month, accusing them both of endangering national security. The move was ...

Ottawa seeks help for release of Canadians held in China

World Dec 23, 2018

Ottawa seeks help for release of Canadians held in China

Canada's top diplomat on Saturday called on allies for support in securing the release of Canadians detained in China, noting that the arrests are a "worrying precedent" for the entire international community. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said that China's detention of former diplomat Michael ...