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
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

‘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’

Topic |   North Korea
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
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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