Canadian detained in China has been released

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying addresses a press conference in Beijing Dec. 28 2018

Albertan Sarah McIver was arrested earlier this month for issues related to her teaching job, but Global Affairs Canada spokesman Richard Walker said Friday that she has returned home.

Previously, Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained on "activities that endangered China's national security", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang had said.

Both China and Canada have said that McIver's case is different from Kovrig's and Spavor's. China's foreign ministry said earlier this month that McIver had been undergoing "administrative punishment" for working illegally.

"Due to the provisions under the Privacy Act, no further information can be disclosed", he said. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and prominent businessman Michael Spavor were also arrested in mid-December on suspicion of harming China's national security. On Saturday, a Chinese court will hear an appeal in the case of a Canadian citizen held on drugs charges, that could further test the tense relations between the two countries. A Chinese government news portal, runsky.com, identified Schellenberg as Canadian and said he was accused of smuggling an "enormous amount" of drugs. Drugs offences are routinely punished severely in China.

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Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was tried in 2016 but his case has been publicized by the Chinese press following the December 1 arrest in Vancouver of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of tech giant Huawei, on US charges related to trading with Iran.

There has been no official confirmation the detentions were linked to Meng's case but the Chinese government has made clear its anger at her arrest, with numerous furious editorials in state-run media.

In 2009 China executed a Briton caught smuggling heroin, prompting an outcry back in the United Kingdom.

Meng was released on bail in Vancouver earlier this month and faces charges in the United States for violating Iranian sanctions. "Before she is going on trips, she makes sure everything is in order". They have each only been allowed to see Canadian diplomats once since being detained.

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