John IbbitsonNathan VanderKlippeAsia correspondent Published May 27, 2020 Updated May 28, 2020 For Subscribers Comments Share Please log in to listen to this story. Also available in French and Mandarin. Log In Create Free Account Getting audio file... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. Full Disclaimer Open this photo in gallery Michael Kovrig, left, a former Canadian diplomat, and entrepreneur Michael Spavor, right, were detained by the Chinese government in December, 2018, in response to Canada's arrest of Meng Wanzhou.