11 Aug 2021

Chinese court sentences Canadian man to death

From Morning Report, 6:48 am on 11 August 2021

A Chinese court has upheld the death sentence of a Canadian man for drug crimes.

Separately, another court is reportedly expected to deliver a sentence against another Canadian - Michael Spavor, a businessman who was charged with espionage and tried in secret in March.

Both cases are being viewed as China retaliating against Canada - after the the arrest of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou, whose lawyers have this week sought a stay of proceedings in her extradition case.

Canada correspondent Laura McQullian spoke to Corin Dann.