OTTAWA – China has again a Canadian base. Businessman Michael Spavor contacted the Canadian ministry of Foreign Affairs after he by the Chinese police was questioned. Since then nothing more of him heard, and it is not known where he is. This has to a spokesman of the ministry sat night lets said.
Monday, the police arrested in Beijing, the Canadian ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig. Both arrests come shortly after the arrest of topvrouw Meng Wanzhou of the Chinese company Huawei in Canada. It is not clear whether the cases with each other, but China is angry about the arrest of a Mix. Observers feared retaliation from Beijing.
Spavor, who lives in the northern city of Dandong, would mainly deal with cultural exchange programs with North Korea. Also Kovrig, who works for the International Crisis Group was working on.
A the Chinese government-affiliated news site reported Thursday that Spavor by the security service examined is due to compromise of national security. The website gave no further details.