Zeng Yuan, a university student in, was among those who believe 's case is related to Meng's, which has touched off an uproar among the three countries and complicated high-stakes US - trade talks.
The development comes in the wake of detention of two Canadians by Chinese authorities last month on charges of activities that "endanger China's security". So here's what you need to know before going to China, according to the US State Department. China has accused the Liu family of being "involved in economic crimes".
January 3: In a press conference, China's prosecutor general Zhang Jun says Kovrig and Spavor "without a doubt" violated Chinese law.
McIver, a school teacher, was also detained over a visa matter but then subsequently released by the Chinese authority.
The warning did not mention Meng or the Chinese nationals arrested in the U.S. on espionage allegations.
Asked if they were anxious about travelling to China, the parliamentarians said they had been well briefed by Canadian Global Affairs officials.
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Canadian authorities detained Meng at the request of the U.S, which accuses Huawei of using a Hong Kong shell company to sell equipment to Iran in violation of US sanctions.
China is confident that two Canadian citizens detained since mid-December on counts of threatening China's state security have violated the law, a top prosecutor said Thursday.
"I and the other members of the delegation will engage with Chinese officials in as constructive way as possible, with the obvious objective of seeing these two Canadians returned safely and as soon as possible", Cooper said. "Chinese citizens and USA citizens of Chinese heritage may be subject to additional scrutiny and harassment". She has been released on bail and is living in an upscale Vancouver home in advance of her extradition hearing.