China Says Second Canadian Probed For "Harming China's Security" | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


China Says Second Canadian Probed For "Harming China's Security"

The detained Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of "harming China’s security", China said on Thursday, days after a former Canadian diplomat disappeared in the escalating diplomatic row between Beijing and Ottawa.

The state security bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, which borders North Korea, has been investigating Spavor since Dec. 10, an official news site for the Liaoning province government said.

Canada has been unable to contact Spavor since he notified the government that he was being questioned by Chinese authorities, Foreign Ministry spokesman Guillaume Bérubé said in statement issued in Canada. Canadian officials were working hard to ascertain Spavor’s whereabouts and would continue to raise the issue with the Chinese government, Bérubé said.

The announcement follows the detention in Beijing on Monday of former diplomat Michael Kovrig, who works for the International Crisis Group (ICG). According to Reuters, state media in China has reported Kovrig is being investigated on the same charges.

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