Another Canadian Person Is Missing From China And Feared Detained

Another Canadian Person Is Missing From China And Feared Detained
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As per the information, another Canadian person went missing in China and also feared detained in what appears to be retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei.

Canada’s Global Affairs department recognized its missing citizen as Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur who is one of the only Western countries met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Spavor’s disappearance follows  China’s occupation of a former Canadian diplomat in China’s custody in Beijing earlier this week.

“They all have been unable to make contact (with Spavor) since he let us know he was being questioned by Chinese authorities,” Global Affairs spokesman Guillaume Bérubé said. “All of us are working very hard to ascertain his whereabouts.” On Tuesday’s President Trump said he’d wade into the case if it would help produce a trade agreement with China. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bristled at Trump’s assertion, saying: “Regardless of what goes on in other countries, Canada is, and will always remain, a country of the rule of law.”

A very good and fluent Koren speaker named Spavor, who has long been associated with North through his company, Peaktu cultural Exchange in the north. He played an important role in bringing NBA player Dennis Rodman to Pyongyang in 2013, and since then many tourism and joint cultural projects were organized with the North.

On this prior Wednesday, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said that she gets shocked and get disturbed when she read that another Canadian was detained in China after the arrest of former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig on Monday in Beijing.

For the recent extradition of Canada at the root of the dispute, the recent arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, for possible extradition to the United States.

On Tuesday, the Canadian court released Meng on bail, checked her to Vancouver and its suburbs, while she was awaiting possible extradition in the United States. The United States accused Huawei of using the Hong Kong shell company to do business with Iran in interruption and disturbance of The United States sanctions.