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 21, 2021
What Will Happen in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s Canada Extradition Case?
By Lizzi C. Lee
The latest hearings wrapped up on August 18 in a case that has attracted international attention and torpedoed Canada-China relations.
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 23, 2021
2nd Canadian Goes on Trial in China on Spying Charges
By Sam McNeil
Diplomats were barred from attending the trial of Michael Kovrig, just like at fellow Canadian Michael Spavor’s trial last week.
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.”
February 26, 2021
Australia Joins Declaration Condemning Arbitrary Detention
By Joshua Mcdonald
In recent weeks, Australian citizens have been detained in China and Myanmar.
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.
May 04, 2020
Canada and the US-China Geopolitical Tug of War
By Aadil Brar
The latest news in the Meng Wanzhou case barely registered amid COVID-19.
December 16, 2019
China’s ’Hostage Diplomacy’ Cannot Be Allowed to Stand
By Ankit Panda
Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor, and Yang Hengjun must be freed.
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.
August 07, 2019
How Should Canada Approach Its China Problem?
By Richard Shimooka
The Meng Wanzhou affair is a wake-up call: Canada needs to get serious about the China challenge.
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.