Third Canadian Citizen Detained by Chinese Authorities

A third Canadian citizen has reportedly been detained by Chinese authorities as the two countries butt heads following the arrest of Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou. A spokesperson with Global Affairs Canada confirmed the detention to the National Post on Tuesday, but did not provide more details, citing the country’s Privacy Act. Global Affairs Canada did not tie the latest detention to the high-profile arrest of Meng, who was taken into custody in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities before being granted bail. But two other Canadian citizens—former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and Calgary-born entrepreneur Michael Spavor—have been held since Meng’s arrest. She is accused by U.S. authorities of violating sanctions on Iran. According to the National Post, sources said the third Canadian detainee is likely not a diplomatic official or an entrepreneur operating in China.