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Canada China hints at national security trials for 2 Canadians

12:15  10 december  2019
12:15  10 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Chinese authorities had to take “compulsory measures” against two Canadian citizens suspected of “endangering national security ,” China ’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. China -based social entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody

China finally confirmed that two Canadian citizens have been detained in the country. Kovrig was detained by the Beijing State Security Bureau, while Spavor was by detained the Dandong City However, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told the press earlier that Canada had

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying

BEIJING — China is hinting at upcoming trials for two Canadian citizens held for a year on vague national security charges in what is widely believed to be an attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters on Tuesday that the cases of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been transferred to prosecutors for “review and prosecution in accordance with the law." Such trials are usually carried out behind closed doors and convictions are virtually assured.

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  Huawei plans to shift research center to Canada from U.S.: Globe and Mail Huawei plans to shift research center to Canada from U.S.: Globe and MailRen's remarks came as Reuters reported on Friday that the United States is weighing expanding its power to stop more foreign shipments of products with U.S. technology to Huawei. The U.S. Commerce Department in May placed Huawei on a trade blacklist, citing national security concerns.

This article is about the National security of China . It includes the coordination of a variety of organizations, including law enforcement, military, paramilitary, governmental

1:13 China says 2 Canadians were placed in detention on suspicion of ‘endangering national security ’. Meng was arrested in Canada earlier this month at the request of the United States, which is hoping to have her extradited over allegations she tried to bypass American trade sanctions on Iran

Beijing detained Kovrig and Spavor last December, days after Meng, whose father is Huawei's founder, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 at the request of U.S. authorities who want her on fraud charges.

China has also sentenced two other Canadians to death and suspended imports of Canadian canola. Relations between Canada and China are at their lowest point since Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Neither Kovrig nor Spavor is known to have had access to lawyers or contact with family members. Meng is living under house arrest in one of her two luxury mansions in the western Canadian city of Vancouver, where she recently penned a letter contrasting her hectic life as a Huawei executive with her current placid existence as her legal team fights a U.S. deportation request.

The Associated Press

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