Who is Michael Spavor, the second Canadian to go missing in China?

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Earlier this week, China detained two Canadian nationals - Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - over allegations they were involved in activities endangering national security.

"We all agree that the most important thing we can do is to uphold the rule of law, ensure that Ms. Meng's right to due process is respected and that the current judicial process in Canada remains apolitical".

China's spy agency has also detained two Canadians in the past week, which some view as retaliation for Meng's arrests, although China has deflected questions about any links.

Michael Spavor - who was photographed years ago by Reuters sharing a cocktail with Kim on the dictator's private boat after racing around the waters near one of his resorts - now joins former diplomat Michael Kovrig in Chinese custody.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters at a daily briefing that entrepreneur Michael Spavor was arrested Monday, the same day former diplomat Michael Kovrig was picked up.

Lu said Thursday Spavor is under investigation by China's state security bureau in Dandong.

He has worked as a tour guide in North Korea and helped arrange trips to the country, including basketball star Denis Rodman's visit to meet Kim-Jung Un, in 2013.

While Huawei's Chief Financial Officer faces extradition to the United States over claims that the company avoided USA sanctions on Iran, Huawei might be facing another blow. Meng, who is the daughter of Huawei's founder, was granted bail on December 11th, 2018 with the judge listing various rules as part of her bail.

Her words mark another potentially hard moment in ties between Canada and the United States, which were heavily strained during more than a year of talks to negotiate a new North American trade pact.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Canada should stand firm in its fast-escalating dispute with China that's resulted in two Canadians being detained by Chinese authorities.

Lu said Canada was informed but declined to say whether the men have been provided with lawyers.

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In the midst of whether or not Canada would ban the smartphone company, Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver at the behest of the United States on charges related to Fraud.

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.

Spavor is the founder of a Paektu Cultural Exchange, focused on opening up worldwide ties with North Korea.

China is one of Canada's biggest buyers of agricultural products from oilseeds to softwood lumber and is a growing market for the nation's banks, insurers and luxury-good makers. "We are working with our traditional partners-they are Ericsson and Nokia". She is accused of violating US sanctions on Iran.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday her government is uncertain of Spavor's current location.

The shift is significant because, so far, German officials have said they see no legal basis to exclude any vendors from the buildout of fifth-generation networks in response to warnings from Washington that Huawei's networks were not safe.

Ms Meng faces up to 30 years in prison in the U.S. if found guilty of the charges, the Canadian court heard.

"President Trump has made it clear that old alliances don't matter so much anymore", she said.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would intervene in the case against Meng if it means reaching a trade deal with China.

The U.S. has 60 days from the arrest to gather the evidence they have and make a formal request for extradition to Canada's justice minister.

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