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,...
by Joseph Brouwer | May 27, 2021
After being held without trial for over two years, Australian writer Yang Hengjun was tried on murky espionage charges in Beijing on Thursday, March 27. If convicted (fewer than .1% of trials end in acquittal), Yang faces at...
by John Chan | 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...
by John Chan | Feb 10, 2021
Since the Hong Kong National Security Law (NSL) was enacted a little over seven months ago, 97 people have been arrested under the law, and eight have been charged. For Hong Kong’s judiciary, the challenge at hand now is...
by Grace | Jan 14, 2019
The Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in Liaoning province sentenced Canadian Robert Lloyd...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 13, 2015
Reuters’ Megha Rajagopalan and Ben Blanchard report that former security chief Zhou Yongkang...
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- Politico – China’s crypto ban fuels new U.S. wedge issue
- RFA – Meng Wanzhou Arrest, Return Used as Patriotic Talking Point in Chinese Schools
- Colombo Gazette – Digital autocracy in China: An appraisal