Michael Spavor, one of two Canadians arrested in 2018 after the detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for espionage and transferring state secrets overseas. Michael Kovrig,...
Mar 17, 2021
According to Canadian officials, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, the two Canadians detained in China on suspicion of espionage, will be tried in China starting this week. The news of the trial, which comes over two years...
Dec 10, 2020
December 10, 2020 marks both international Human Rights Day and the two year anniversary of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig’s detentions in China. The two Canadians were seized by Chinese police ten days after Huawei CFO Meng...
Feb 15, 2009
In a gesture of goodwill to accompany their 10-day ceasefire with the Pakistani government, Taliban insurgents in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday released Long Xiaowei, one of two Chinese engineers kidnapped in late August. ...
Oct 18, 2008
Pakistan-China relations have been in the news lately with President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to China. However, the fate of two Chinese engineers kidnapped in Pakistan in August has received scant attention. But CNN is...
Apr 30, 2005
From Chinadaily: An unidentified man wielding knife hijacked a Mercedez-Benz in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province Friday afternoon, taking a woman, the car driver, and her little son hostage. The gunman seized the luxury car in a blink after the woman picked up her son from the kindergarten, threatening her with the knife to drive. […]
Jan 24, 2005
From Reuters.co.uk: “Eight Chinese hostages freed by guerrillas in Iraq at the weekend are in good spirits and will return home soon via Jordan, state media say. The eight, kidnapped this month after arriving in Iraq from the southeastern province of Fujian in search of work, were received by Chinese diplomats at a mosque in […]
Jan 22, 2005
From VOA, via PolitInfo.com: “The Chinese Embassy in Baghdad says eight Chinese workers held hostage in Iraq have been freed by insurgents who kidnapped them earlier this month. The kidnappers said in a video message broadcast Saturday that they decided to release the men after China promised to discourage its citizens from traveling to Iraq.”
Jan 21, 2005
From CNN.com: “A group calling itself ‘The Islamic Resistance Movement,’ has issued a new video calling for the Chinese government to issue a statement saying it will not allow its citizens to work for Americans in Iraq, threatening to kill eight Chinese hostages. The men were shown on a video from the Islamic group that […]
Oct 15, 2004
BBC Monitoring has summarized Chinese media reactions to the death of kidnapped engineer Wang Peng, who was killed in South Waziristan yesterday.
Oct 14, 2004
BBC: “One Chinese hostage held by Islamic militants in South Waziristan has been killed and one freed in a dramatic rescue mission by Pakistani forces. All five kidnappers were killed, military spokesman Maj-Gen Shaukat Sultan said. A Pakistani guard and a soldier who were also taken captive had been released earlier. ” More is here.
CDT in the News
- China Brief – Much Cause But Little Recourse For Popular Discontent
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) – Young people living in and outside China fight to keep spirit of ‘white paper’ protests alive
- ASPI – Singing from the CCP’s songsheet: The role of foreign influencers in China’s propaganda system
- Lacuna Magazine – Redacted Fantasy: China’s Dystopian Censorship of Online Fiction
- Sinocism – Sharp China: The Foreign Influencer Ecosystem; Money Flowing Out of China; Xi’s Exit Strategy; A Mao YouTube Controversy (11.29.2023)