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6/19/2020, 7:39 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China charges arrested Canadians with espionage

Chinese prosecutors said on Friday that the two Canadians who were detained in 2018 have been charged with espionage.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and China-based businessman Michael Spavor were detained in Beijing on suspicion of endangering national security and stealing state secrets several days after Canada arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou for allegedly violating United States sanctions against Iran.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier called the arrests of Kovrig and Spavor "arbitrary" and "unacceptable."

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