A Beijing court is expected to put on trial Monday a second Canadian citizen held for more than two years on spying charges in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a senior executive of the telecoms giant Huawei.
The trial Monday of analyst and former diplomat Michael Kovrig in Beijing follows an initial hearing in the case of entrepreneur Michael Spavor in the northeastern city of Dandong on Friday.
Canadian diplomats were refused access to Spavor’s trial and have been told both hearings would be held behind closed doorsCommences once at least 70 per cent of people age 18 and over have their first dose. COVID-19 hospitalization rates should be declining and case counts should be low. Masks are recommended for indoor public gatherings.. Diplomats and journalists have showed up nonetheless to seek information and show support.
The government has provided almost no information about the accusations against the twoin March 2020 whe, but a newspaper run by the ruling Communist Party alleges they collaborated in stealing state secrets and sending them abroad. No verdict has been announced in Spavor’s case and it wasn’t clear how long either trial would last and when their outcomes would become knownThe Ontario government announced residents 18 and older in 114 hot spot communities would be eligible for vaccines. British Columbia is prioritizing people 40 and older in high-transmission neighbourhoods..
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