Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou & 2 Michaels Media Mentions



Photo from the Vancouver Sun.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on September 24, 2021 that Canada’s Michael Korvig and Michael Spavor, dubbed the 2 Michaels, were returning from detention in China shortly after Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was released from house arrest in Canada.

Read the latest news and commentary by our SPPGA faculty as they happen.

October 18, 2021

Professors Paul Evans and Yves Tiberghien (SPPGA Faculty Associate; Political Science) appeared in a TREK Magazine article, The Future of Canada-China Relations.

October 11, 2021

Professor Paul Evans was featured in CTV News article, Canada Urged to Join Allies in Tougher China Stance After Kovrig, Spavor Release. The story from The Canadian Press was also shared via CBCRadio CanadaGlobalNational PostToronto SunThe StarOttawa SunCalgary SunCityNewsNews 1130Vancouver SunThe ProvinceBurnaby NowSurrey Now-LeaderNorth Delta ReporterMaple Ridge-Pitt Meadows NewsTimes ColonistVictoria NewsKelowna Capital News, and Castanet.

October 1, 2021

Professor Paul Evans was quoted in CBC News, B.C. Businesses Reconsidering Their Ties With China After the Meng and 2 Michaels Affair.

September 29, 2021

Professor Paul Evans was quoted in The New Statesman, Why China’s Hostage Diplomacy Will Likely Continue.

September 27, 2021

Professor Yves Tiberghien (SPPGA Faculty Associate; Political Science) appeared in CBC Listen, Two Michaels Come Home with Questions about the Future of Canada’s Relationship with China. The CBC also quoted him in How Does the Release of the 2 Michaels Affect Canada-China Relations? The Globe and Mail’s The Decibel also featured him in The Two Michaels: Where Do Canada-China Relations Go from Here?

Professor Paul Evans was cited in 660 NEWS, Canada Faces Immediate, Long-term Decisions on China Ties after Two Michaels’ Return. Times Colonist also quoted him in Canada’s Vaccination Divide and Germany’s Election: In the News for Sept. 27 (also published in 570 NEWS).

September 26, 2021

Professor Paul Evans was quoted in the Vancouver Sun, B.C. Businesses, Academics and Community Groups to Reassess Working in China: Academic.

September 25, 2021

Professor Yves Tiberghien (SPPGA Faculty Associate; Political Science) was quoted in Global News, Could Release of 2 Michaels, Meng Wanzhou Thaw Canada-China Relations? Experts Are Mixed.

Professor Paul Evans appeared in the Vancouver Sun, Release of Meng Wanzhou and Two Michaels May Ease Canada-China Tensions, but Challenges Still Ahead, Say Experts. Nikkei Asia also cited him in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Free to Return to China. Fairchild Radio Vancouver also quoted him in Federal Ministry of Justice: This Country Is Under the Rule of Law, and Meng Wanzhou Has Been Given a Fair Trial (Cantonese).

September 24, 2021

Professor Paul Evans was quoted in CTV News, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is Free.

Professor Yves Tiberghien (SPPGA Faculty Associate; Political Science) was featured in the CBC, No Extradition for Meng Wanzhou. Global News also cited him in Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor Freed from China after Meng Wanzhou Released: Trudeau.