It has been almost two years since Canadian police, at behest of United States authorities, arrested Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver airport.
It has also been almost two years since Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arrested for vague reasons related to “national security” by vindictive Chinese authorities.
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Another Canadian, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, was originally sentenced in 2016 to a 15-year term for drug smuggling but now faces a death penalty.
Over the past year, an estimated 200 plus Canadians have been detained or arrested in China. For the record, almost 900 have been arrested in the U.S.
In the case of Meng Wanzhou, she has enjoyed the luxury of one of her Vancouver houses — reading books, communicating with friends and lawyers, while Kovrig and Spavor are “enjoying“ primitive Chinese prison conditions.
There are human rights issues related to China’s imprisonment of these two chaps, but human rights is a non-subject in totalitarian China.