The arrested Canadians – diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor – have been charged with espionage by Beijing.

They were arrested in China in December 2018 shortly after the detention of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou.

Ottawa is very disappointed with China’s decision to charge the two detained Canadian citizens with espionage and will work with international allies to convince Beijing to send the two men back, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.

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