Canadian Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Cultural Exchange, has been detained in China since December 2018. Chinese authorities have moved ahead with his prosecution on spying charges. Photo: Twitter
Canadian Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Cultural Exchange, has been detained in China since December 2018. Chinese authorities have moved ahead with his prosecution on spying charges. Photo: Twitter
North Korea

‘He’s not a spy or secret agent’: Michael Spavor charges in China concern North Korea watchers

  • The Canadian entrepreneur, who knows Kim Jong-un personally, was charged with espionage, along with former diplomat Michael Kovrig
  • China denies any links to Canada’s detention of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou, but a friend said Spavor is a victim of an ‘international power struggle’

Canadian Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Cultural Exchange, has been detained in China since December 2018. Chinese authorities have moved ahead with his prosecution on spying charges. Photo: Twitter
Canadian Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Cultural Exchange, has been detained in China since December 2018. Chinese authorities have moved ahead with his prosecution on spying charges. Photo: Twitter
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