A cameraman films the residence of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on January 3, after Ghosn fled Japan to avoid a trial. Photo: AFP A cameraman films the residence of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on January 3, after Ghosn fled Japan to avoid a trial. Photo: AFP
A cameraman films the residence of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on January 3, after Ghosn fled Japan to avoid a trial. Photo: AFP
Philip J. Cunningham
Opinion

Opinion

Philip J. Cunningham

Carlos Ghosn fled Japan’s legal system. Is Canada’s star prisoner, Meng Wanzhou, taking notes?

  • There are parallels between Ghosn’s and Meng’s cases. Both were business leaders detained at an airport and placed under house arrest. The charges against both seem politically motivated. But one of them is more likely to get a fair trial

A cameraman films the residence of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on January 3, after Ghosn fled Japan to avoid a trial. Photo: AFP A cameraman films the residence of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on January 3, after Ghosn fled Japan to avoid a trial. Photo: AFP
A cameraman films the residence of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo on January 3, after Ghosn fled Japan to avoid a trial. Photo: AFP
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Philip J. Cunningham

Philip J. Cunningham

Philip J. Cunningham has been a regular visitor to China since 1983, working variously as a tour guide, TV producer, freelance writer, independent scholar and teacher. He has conducted media research in China as a Knight Fellow and Fulbright Scholar and was the recipient of a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard. He is the author of Tiananmen Moon, a first-hand account of the 1989 protests in Beijing.