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.
June 19, 2019
A Bitter Stalemate in Canada-China Relations
By Grant Wyeth
While Meng Wanzhou is sure to receive a fair extradition hearing, the situation for 3 Canadians remains much more opaque.
May 17, 2019
After US Places Huawei on Blacklist, China Formally Arrests 2 Canadians for Spying
By Charlotte Gao
The triangular row between China, the United States, and Canada over Huawei is getting even more dramatic.
April 29, 2019
How Mutual Intellectual Exchange Fell Victim to US-China Competition
By Ankit Panda
Competition between the U.S. and China is closing off avenues for intellectual exchange.