Canada says 13 citizens detained in China since Huawei CFO arrest

05 January, 2019, 07:48 | Author: Corey Lynch
  • China insists detained Canadians ‘without a doubt’ broke security laws

The US has urged its citizens travelling to China to exercise "increased caution" due to "arbitrary enforcement of local laws" and special restrictions on dual US-Chinese nationals, days after the detention of two Canadians by Chinese authorities.

The new advisory warns of so-called exit bans which prohibit foreign citizens from leaving China.

The department says the bans can be used to lure US citizens back into China, or to compel them to stay in the country because of Chinese government investigations or civil disputes.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, asked about the updated advisory in a televised interview, said the State Department wanted Americans to "understand the risk but still travel there when it's appropriate". "This warning will just stir up anti-Chinese sentiments in the U.S., since many Americans [already] feel threatened about China's growing power", said Neumann, adding that American visitors to China should not feel at risk.

"US citizens under exit bans have been harassed and threatened".

USA officials warn visitors under the ban can be detained for years, without access to the embassy and without any information about the crime they allegedly committed. -Chinese citizens and USA citizens of Chinese heritage could face additional scrutiny and harassment.




The People's Republic of China exerts control over visiting USA citizens through "exit bans" that can keep US citizens in China for years.

Make sure your USA passport has a valid Chinese visa and keep it with you.

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So far, none of that has been afforded to Kovrig and Spavor, each of whom has had only one visit by the Canadian ambassador in China since being arrested last month. China has accused the Liu family of being "involved in economic crimes".

The detentions of Spavor and Kovrig have been tied to the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies.

"If we're prepared to go this could be a helpful indication of our relationship and our desire to continue that good relationship that we have with China". "But the relationship fundamentally is still a strong relationship, and the opportunities for both Canada and China are great, and we should not forget that".

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