Canada suspends travel to China for local staff at Hong Kong consulate
08/23/2019|1:30:08 PM|Globalnews

Canada has suspended all work travel to China for some staff at the consulate in Hong Kong.

A Canadian official speaking on background confirmed a tweet by a CBC reporter on the ground in China that the travel suspension was being put in place.

This will impact locally-engaged staff at the Canadian consulate in Hong Kong, which refers to consulate staff who are foreign citizens of the local country rather than members of the Canadian foreign service.

China detained two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, in December 2018 on what Canadian officials call “arbitrary” claims of endangering national security. Officials in China have publicly linked the detentions to the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.

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