The tension between Canada and China after the temporary arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou could intensify. According to the canadian newspaper “National Post” has been detained in China now, apparently, the third canadian citizens by the police.

The newspaper, the arrest is reported to the canadian Ministry of foreign Affairs. A connection with the case, Meng has not yet been confirmed, it said. A spokeswoman for the Chinese foreign Ministry stated that the report of the “National Post” is not known.

Previously had already been two canadian citizens in China are reported as missing. Chinese state media spoke of an investigation because of a threat to “national security”.

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One of the established Canadians, Michael Spavor, a China-living entrepreneurs. He gives tours to North Korea for sporting, tourist, cultural and business purposes. Spavor was, among other things, known, as he arranged to Meet Ex-basketball star Dennis Rodman with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un.

the other detained there are the former canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig. He is a member of the International Crisis Group (ICG), a foreign policy known in NGO circles, and lives in Hong Kong.

The Chinese authorities have not yet made any information on the reasons for his arrest. Chinese media reports that accused him of activities that would endanger China’s national security. Such formulations are often used to describe espionage allegations.

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experts and friends were Kovrigs arrest as a retaliation for Meng’s arrest in Canada (all of the backgrounds on this, read here). The top Manager was 1. December in Vancouver, Canada, have been arrested. The USA accuse her of violations of the Iran sanctions, and calling for their extradition. The arrest infuriated the Chinese government.

The 46-year-old Meng has been released against the payment of a million bail and under strict conditions. The extradition process is still ongoing.

the Last U.S. President Donald Trump hinted he might intervene in the case, in order to facilitate the trade talks of his country with China. Canada’s foreign Minister, Freeland criticized this: “Our delivery partner should not try to politicize the delivery process.”


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