November 24, 2021
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.
November 01, 2021
Huawei and China’s ‘Hostage Diplomacy’
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Van Jackson.
September 28, 2021
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.
September 05, 2021
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.
August 18, 2021
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.
August 10, 2021
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.
March 19, 2021
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.”
October 19, 2020
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.
July 13, 2020
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.
December 10, 2019
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.
July 23, 2019
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.