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After 4 Years as Pawn in China-US Game, Seattle Man Is Home

After 4 Years as Pawn in China-US Game, Seattle Man Is Home

By Erika Kinetz
China’s ability to make deals by effectively taking people like Daniel Hsu hostage has raised concerns.

Huawei and China’s ‘Hostage Diplomacy’

Huawei and China’s ‘Hostage Diplomacy’

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Van Jackson.
China: 2 Canadians in Prisoner Swap Freed for Health Reasons

China: 2 Canadians in Prisoner Swap Freed for Health Reasons

By Huizhong Wu
Beijing kept up its narrative that the arrests of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor – and their releases – were not linked to Meng Wanzhou’s arrest in Canada.

Hostage Diplomacy Is Against China’s Interests

Hostage Diplomacy Is Against China’s Interests

By Susana Malcorra
Normalized relations between China and the West should not be taken for granted. The fates of the two Michaels are test cases for the direction Beijing chooses.

How Should Australia Respond to China’s Arbitrary Detentions?

How Should Australia Respond to China’s Arbitrary Detentions?

By Grant Wyeth
One option for countries like Australia and Canada is to boycott the upcoming Winter Olympics. 

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Canadian Faces Spy Ruling as Huawei Decision Looms

Canadian Faces Spy Ruling as Huawei Decision Looms

By Joe McDonald
Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained in China in what critics labeled "hostage politics" in 2018. 

Jailed Canadians to Face Trial in China

Jailed Canadians to Face Trial in China

By Associated Press
After two years in detention, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor will face trial for espionage, amid accusations that Beijing is using them for “hostage diplomacy.”
Of Hostage Diplomacy and History: China and American Political Polarization

Of Hostage Diplomacy and History: China and American Political Polarization

By Bradley J. Murg
Beijing's threats against U.S. citizens in China seemingly ignore the central place that "hostage diplomacy" has played in American history.

Through Hong Kong, Beijing Channels Its Repression to the World

Through Hong Kong, Beijing Channels Its Repression to the World

By Sarah Cook
Individuals and institutions are scrambling to adapt to the Chinese Communist Party’s growing extraterritorial reach.

The Cruel Fate of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China

The Cruel Fate of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China

By Peter Humphrey
A firsthand account of what life in Chinese detention is like for a foreigner on politically motivated charges.

The US-China Trade War Could Spell Election Defeat for Canada’s Trudeau

The US-China Trade War Could Spell Election Defeat for Canada’s Trudeau

By Kurt Fifelski
The Canadian prime minister might become the most high-profile casualty of U.S.-China frictions.
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