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Two Canadian citizens have been detained in China in recent days after Canada seized a Chinese business executive wanted in the U.S. on bank fraud charges.Such work is common among diplomats and foreign journalists in China, but viewed with deep suspicion by China's ruling Communist Party, raising the possibility Kovrig could be charged with espionage.Kovrig, believed to be in his late 40s, was a frequent commentator on China affairs for the foreign media, including The Associated Press.He was very capable and a "very smart guy," who is extremely knowledgeable about China, a former Canadian ambassador to China, David Mulroney, told the Toronto Star.
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