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China has detained a second Canadian citizen this week, a Chinese government news site has confirmed. China's state security bureau is holding Michael
China has detained a second Canadian citizen this week, a Chinese government news site has confirmed. China’s state security bureau is holding Michael Spavor on suspicion of jeopardizing China’s national security. As NPR’s Rob Schmitz reports, the detentions appear to be retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
Spavor is director of the Paektu Cultural Exchange, a company that runs cultural and business exchanges with North Korea, Schmitz reports. According to The Associated Press, Spavor is one of the only Westerners to have ever met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and helped arrange a visit to North Korea by former NBA player Dennis Rodman.

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