Michael Kovrig: Canadian ex-diplomat ‘held in China’

Michael Kovrig Symbol copyright World Predicament Staff Symbol caption The Global Crisis Staff says it’s running for Mr Kovrig’s unlock

A former Canadian diplomat has reportedly been detained in China and his present business enterprise says it is working for his “prompt and protected liberate”.

The World Concern Team mentioned it used to be “conscious about reports” of Michael Kovrig’s detention.

Details don’t seem to be yet transparent. the scoop comes days after Canadian authorities arrested a best government of the Chinese Language telecoms giant Huawei in Vancouver.

it is now not known if there is a link among the two cases.

Tensions among Canada and China were top over the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and daughter of its founder, on Saturday 1 December.

Image copyright Reuters Symbol caption Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December

China has demanded that Canada unlock of Ms Meng or face results.

She is scheduled to appear on Tuesday within the Best Court of British Columbia for the third day of her bail hearing.

Her husband has introduced C$15m ($11m; £9m) – C$1m in cash and the couple’s two houses in Canada – as surety for Ms Meng’s liberate.

Canadian Crown prosecutors have requested for bail to be denied because they believe the wealthy govt poses a flight chance.

China’s international ministry additionally insisted on Tuesday that Canada failed to right away notify Beijing immediately about Ms Meng’s arrest, in line with a state media record.

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