China releases two Canadian nationals detained over Huawei official's release

China has released two Canadians following the release of Meng Wanzhou, an executive at Chinese technology company Huawei.

All three are expected to return home on Saturday.

In 2018, Michael Spawer and Michael Korg, both Canadians, were arrested in China after the United States asked Canada to detain Huawei's Meng Wanzhou two weeks earlier.

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said in a statement that the two Canadians had shown courage and patience over the past 1,000 days.

Hours earlier, Meng Wenzhou had struck a deal with the US Department of Justice. She was accused of committing fraud in transactions with banks for the sake of Huawei.

Meng Wanzhou is a senior Huawei official.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blankenship said in a statement that the US government, along with the international community, welcomes China's decision to release Canadian citizens Michael Spawer and Michael Coorg from unjustified detention two and a half years later.

Michael Coorg is a former Canadian ambassador to the Brussels International Crisis Group.

According to the International Crisis Group, it is designed to help prevent international warfare and develop policies that make the world more peaceful than ever.

“The day we've been waiting for for 1,020 days has arrived,” Comfort Arrow, the group's interim vice president, said in a statement. Michael Coorg has been released.


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