China may have breached consular agreement by withholding access to detained Canadians since January
COVID-19 is not an 'adequate reason' to limit consular access to detained Canadians in China and 'violate' the Canada-China consular agreement, says former diplomat Charles Burton.
Michael Spavor, left, and Michael Kovrig, right, have been detained by Chinese authorities since December 2018. Consular officials haven't been able to access the two Canadians since Jan. 13 and Jan. 14, respectively. Photographs courtesy of Twitter and the International Crisis Group