Hostage Diplomacy: The forgotten Canadian imprisoned in China

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The detention and secretive trials of the two Michaels in China have made international headlines, but there are more than 100 Canadians being held there.

That includes Huseyin Celil, who was imprisoned more than 15 years ago after speaking out on behalf of the Uyghur Muslim minority.

For The New Reality, Jeff Semple speaks to Celil’s wife about her husband’s case and examines China’s use of so-called ‘hostage diplomacy’.


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She was arrested related to a New York indictment. It was a routine EXTRADITION REQUEST, it has nothing to do with Canada having sanctions on Iran. It has nothing to do with violating American sanctions, it was alleged criminals behavior (Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud) that was the source of the indictment. The judicial process going on right now in Canada is in BC Supreme Court, they are arguing the EXTRADITION REQUEST not the criminal indictment. It is an EXTRADITION COURT not CRIMINAL COURT. it is an open and transparent process.

Author — Augusto Pinochet

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As the great Helmsman, Navigator and Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Zedong once famously said "People say that poverty is bad, but in fact poverty is good. The poorer people are, the more revolutionary they are. It is dreadful to imagine a time when everyone will be rich... From a surplus of calories people will have two heads and four legs."

Author — JM

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She was arrested related to a New York indictment. It was a routine EXTRADITION REQUEST, it has nothing to do with Canada having sanctions on Iran. It has nothing to do with violating American sanctions, it was alleged criminals behavior (Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud) that was the source of the indictment. The judicial process going on right now in Canada is in BC Supreme Court, they are arguing the EXTRADITION REQUEST not the criminal indictment. It is an EXTRADITION COURT not CRIMINAL COURT. it is an open and transparent process.

Author — Augusto Pinochet

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This isn't like the two Michaels case at all. They're Canadian born citizens. This guy isn't. When you become a citizen of another country (just one exemption Switzerland which !makes you give up birth country citizenship. Yes people Shania Twain isn't Canadian* you still are a citizen of birth country. Guy was dumb enough to go back there. While China will deal with Canada regarding the two Michaels it'll put very little effort with this Uighur since he's first foremost a Chinese citizen. Sorry but he can't cry help me I'm a Canadian citizen after that stupidity of going back . why are we even involved? Dual nationality doesn't give one special favors either. In fact duals are subject to laws of both countries. Anyways let the Chinese do with him what they will. The two Michaels went to China on business not to inflame the government, no dual citizenship, no past crimes with PRC. The two cases aren't even comparable

Author — Terry Armbruster

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That is like a self inflicted wound, because he knew that he was on Chinese radar and chose to get too close to China anyways even after securing Canadian citizenship. He should have resorted to a quiet life in Canada and focus on raising his family instead of going to Uzbekistan to stir up the hornet's nest.

Author — ksGR MDsDL

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Hostage diplomacy succeed, and will

Author — The Northern paper tiger

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Try to confuse Canadians with family reunion and diplomacy. How many families in Canada are unable to be reunited simply because the bureaucracy of the Immigration policies such as financial status or prioritizing countries of origin.

Author — Hai Domo

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Lol and folks wonder why I view the prc as a hostile enemy state. Nortel comes to mind as just one such reason. Our oil industry in AB is another.

Author — Howard Peter Blatchford

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I don’t trust anyone with the true account, but I do find it very strange why the family members are so quiet! Like really quiet! Like crickets!! Also why hasn’t the government sent off the daughter of CEO Hanwei been sent to USA. Really weird!

Author — R S

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9:12 Is this a recorded meeting or a reenactment? They weren't aware of his citizenship??

Author — olive4naito

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Where is Meng Wenzhou? I heard she was kidnapped in Canada.

Author — Henry L

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Wow look at all the chinese bots commenting.

Author — Bored Immigrant

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People who are not stupid know that China always the best country, Rising above own score. No other nation can be matched. You must respect and obey the most glorious nation China otherwise there will be great consequences.. I am so proud to be a Chinese. We Chinese are the smartest, strongest and greatest race

Author — 中国人民解放军 Global Chinese Army