People hold placards calling for China to release Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig outside a court hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in March. Photo: Reuters People hold placards calling for China to release Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig outside a court hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in March. Photo: Reuters
People hold placards calling for China to release Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig outside a court hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in March. Photo: Reuters
Ankit Panda
Opinion

Opinion

Ankit Panda

China, the hostage diplomacy isn’t working. It’s time to free Kovrig, Spavor and Yang

  • Detentions lay bare the party’s brutish approach to statecraft. If it wants to be seen as anything other than a barbarous regime, it can’t target the innocent
  • Those who know and worked with the two Canadians and Australian citizen must continue to speak out to ensure their plight is not forgotten

People hold placards calling for China to release Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig outside a court hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in March. Photo: Reuters People hold placards calling for China to release Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig outside a court hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in March. Photo: Reuters
People hold placards calling for China to release Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig outside a court hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in March. Photo: Reuters
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