The Canadians freed in China’s ‘hostage diplomacy’
People hold placards calling for China to release Canadian detainees Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig outside a court hearing for Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou at the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, M
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BEIJING, Sept 25 — Two Canadians detained in 2018 and accused of spying in China were freed from harsh detention conditions and are heading back home today, bringing an end to a bitter three-year diplomatic row.
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was returning to Shenzhen from Vancouver today as the two Canadians — Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig — were released from prison after what analysts have called “hostage diplomacy.
Michael Spavor is a flu