TORONTO – Former US security adviser HR McMaster said Thursday China’s treatment of two detained Canadians is an example of how China is threatening the liberal international order.
The retired General Assembly, serving as President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser, said at the Toronto Munk debate on Thursday that China’s Communist Party is being exposed every day and it is time for people to wake up.
“Our free and open societies are under attack by an authoritarian closed model. A model that not only affects the Chinese people by extinguishing their rights, their right to freedom of expression, their rights to privacy, but it also affects other nations in world, “says McMaster.
“Ask your two Canadian citizens who were essentially taken hostage and still in custody, one of them a former diplomat whose child was born a few weeks ago,” he said.
China jailed former diplomas t Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor on December 10 in an obvious attempt to squeeze Canada to release a top Chinese tech executive facing US fraud
Canada arrested Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou December 1 .  Spavor and Kovrig have not had access to lawyers.
Meng is out on the castle and is waiting for extradition hearings and lives in her mansion in Vancouver.