Former Canadian diplomat detained in China; …

I went to bed just after news of a call between Liu He, Lighthizer and Mnuchin, so woke up thinking that the Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's case really could be ring-fenced. President Trump also sounded optimistic in a tweet this morning: Then the news hit that China has detained Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat who now works as a senior advisor for North East Asia for the International Crisis Group. So far neither government has confirmed his detention, but the fact that it became public so quickly will make it harder to find a quiet solution.

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