Third Canadian detained in China: Report
A third Canadian citizen has been detained in China, a Canadian newspaper reported Wednesday, amid a diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa over the arrest of a Chinese telecom executive.
Canada's foreign ministry aforesaid it was "aware of a Canadian citizen" having been detained, in keeping with the National Post, that cited a ministry spokesperson.
The spokesperson failed to give any details and failed to counsel that the detention was linked to the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, the report said.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson hua Chunying told a regular press briefing that she had "not heard" regarding the reported detention.
The recent detentions of 2 Canadians has raised suspicions that Beijing is holding them in revenge for Meng's December 1 arrest. FROM round the net has formally been created between the cases.
Meng was released on bail last week in Vancouver pending a United States extradition hearing on United States of America fraud charges associated with sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran. China has accused the other detainees former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and China-based business advisor Michael Spavor of activities "that endanger China's national security". They were both detained on December ten.