China sentences Canadian to 11 years in prison

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 4:49pm

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Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor has spent more than 800 days in solitary confinement in a Chinese jail. Today, Chinese authorities sentenced him to 11 more years in prison. Michael Byers has been watching the story closely. He teaches law at the University of British Columbia. Byers tells The World’s Marco Werman why he sees the case as an instance of “diplomacy by hostage-taking.”