Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said today the Liberal government needs to be more forceful with Beijing regarding the plight of the two Canadians detained in China, attacking what he calls the prime minister's "naive approach".
Michael Spavor - who was photographed years ago by Reuters sharing a cocktail with Kim on the dictator's private boat after racing around the waters near one of his resorts - now joins former diplomat Michael Kovrig in Chinese custody.
Michael Spavor, a consultant in Chinese and North Korean trade, has been missing since he last made contact with Canadian officials. He said the cases are being handled separately by local bureaus of the national intelligence agency in Beijing, where Kovrig was picked up, and the northeastern city of Dandong, where Spavor had been living. He has met leader Kim Jong Un and was instrumental in bringing former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman to the North's capital, Pyongyang, in 2013.
It is unclear, however, whether the cases are linked: Kovrig's detention is widely believed to represent Chinese retaliation for the detention by Canadian authorities two weeks ago of senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
Meng was released on Can$10 million (US$7.5 million) bail by a court in Vancouver on Tuesday pending a United States extradition hearing.
Instead of formally starting free trade talk with Beijing, Canada now faces threats of "trade sanctions", according to state-run Chinese media.
Lu said that the Canadian embassy had been notified that the two men were being held under "compulsory measures" and that their "legitimate rights and interests" were being upheld.
US government officials have been pressuring T-Mobile's German majority owner, Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGn.DE), to stop using Huawei equipment, the sources said, over concerns that Huawei is effectively controlled by the Chinese state and its network equipment may contain "back doors" that could enable cyber espionage, something which Huawei denies.
Trump cancels White House Christmas party for press
Trump had said Saturday that he would be announcing Kelly's replacement in the next day or two. Meadows said in a tweeted statement that he was committed to staying in Congress.
Lakers’ LeBron James Clarifies ‘Garden’ Comments Made To Dwyane Wade
With Wade having announced his retirement at the end of the season, this will be the last time the two legends will play against each other in the league.
Chelsea defender says Sarri ‘was terrifying’ after defeat
His third goal was outstanding as well; really, how we set it up and all that stuff was good. Here we look at some of the weekend's best action in pictures.
ICG has said that it has not received any information about Kovrig since his arrest.
Mr. Spavor lives in China, where he runs Paektu Cultural Exchange.
Bild points to the exceptional circumstances of her arrest, saying Washington has been content in the past to impose fines on foreign companies found guilty of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland hinted at knowledge of Spavor's disappearance at a press conference on Wednesday, though did not name him, instead saying a citizen had been in touch on Monday to say they had been questioned by Chinese authorities. The Hong Kong-based newspaper previously reported that leading Chinese tech firms have warned employees against all but "essential" travel to the U.S. Those who must travel to North America have reportedly been instructed to remove sensitive data from their electronic devices.
"They want to send a signal that they don't want outsiders in China to deal with North Korea".
On a trip to Beijing one year ago, Trudeau announced that 2018 would be the year of Canada-China tourism - an initiative meant to tap the economic potential of upwardly mobile Chinese travellers.
Ms Meng faces up to 30 years in prison in the United States if found guilty of the charges, the Canadian court heard.
US President Donald Trump blurred the line between political and judicial matters on Tuesday when he told Reuters he would consider intervening in Meng's case if the move would benefit ongoing trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing.
Scheer said the situation merits a need for diplomatic discussion between Canada and China to be "elevated".
"And I believe it is obvious that democratic countries, such as our partner, the USA, do the same", she said.