Michael Spavor trial: verdict expected in trial of Canadian in China

Possible ruling in Chinese court comes amid tensions over death sentence handed to another Canadian, and fate of an arrested Huawei executive

A Canadian entrepreneur charged in China with spying days after the arrest of a Huawei executive faces a possible verdict on Wednesday, as Beijing steps up pressure ahead of a court ruling on whether to hand over the executive to face US criminal charges.

Michael Spavor, and fellow Canadian Michael Kovrig, were detained in China in what critics labelled “hostage politics” after Meng Wanzhou’s 2018 arrest in connection with possible violations of trade sanctions on Iran.

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