Wrong place, wrong citizenship: The tribulations of the “Two Michaels”

A demonstration in support of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, detained by China, outside court in Vancouver in March 2019 during an appearance by Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou (Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images) It has been now 772 days since Michael Kovrig, a diplomat on leave from Canada‚Äôs foreign ministry, and Michael … More Wrong place, wrong citizenship: The tribulations of the “Two Michaels”

Playing the Hostage Card: Meng Wanzhou & Michael Kovrig

On 1 December, as President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping were meeting in Buenos Aires to discuss a mounting trade dispute between the United States and China, Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, deputy chairwoman and chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. of Shenzen, was on her way from Hong Kong to Mexico City. … More Playing the Hostage Card: Meng Wanzhou & Michael Kovrig