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Canada’s news outlet, Globe And Mail, quotes the Canadian sources, as saying that the US President Trump pressed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the cases of two Canadians detained by China when he met with Mr. Xi last Saturday at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

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“The Trump administration had confirmed to the Trudeau government that Mr. Trump raised the cases of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor  in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a Chinese telecom executive on an American arrest warrant.

One official said the Americans told the Canadian government Mr. Trump raised the issue “forcefully.”

A second official said it wasn’t entirely clear how Mr. Trump framed the issue or whether he set out any consequences for Mr. Xi should he fail to release the Canadians.”