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China has detained 13 Canadians since arrest of Huawei CFO

President Xi Jinping. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Since the arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada, 13 Canadians have been detained in China, a Canadian foreign ministry spokesperson confirmed to The Globe and Mail. At least eight have been released.

The big picture: Only three Canadians were previously known to be detained in China since the Dec. 1 arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. The news comes the same day that the U.S. issued an increased travel warning to American citizens traveling to China, advising them to "exercise increased caution" due to "arbitrary enforcement of local laws."

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