Justin Trudeau stated that is was very concerned about the stance of China, after reports coming from Beijing, accusing two Canadian men of making the team and stealing state secrets.
There was a short statement posted online by the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party that’s in power. It that accused two Canadian citizens, named Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor of comploting and stealing state secrets.
The safety of Canadians is the first order for the government. That is the main reason why they have been standing up for the two Canadians who have actually been detained randomly by the state of China – right from the very beginning.
Meng Wanzhou’s case
The two men were arrested on December, shortly after Canada made another arrest: Meng Wanzhou, the executive of Huawei Technologies, who also faces extradition to the United States.
China has demanded numerous time that Meng should be released and has critiqued Canada publicly throughout the entire extradition process. Last week, Beijing started to question the state of judicial independence in Canada.
China wants to be careful
China has asked for national security in order to explain the detainment of the two Canadian men. The statement from Monday has marked the first time that Chinese authorities have given us more details. In the statement, it’s been said that Kovrig has entered China on multiple occasions just by using a simple passport and some business visas, and stealing precious info from China. Apparently, Spavor was Kovrig’s main contact and he gave Kovrig all of the details.
The next part of the judicial process for both Kovrig and Spavor will start soon. China is very careful when it comes to criminal acts that threaten national security.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.