[Global Network Report] According to CNN and CBC news, Canadas Ministry of Global Affairs confirmed on the 13th that another Canadian citizen was detained in China.
(CBC report screenshot)
A spokesman for Canadas Global Affairs Department said the Canadian citizen was detained in Yantai, Shandong Province, China, but did not disclose whether the case was related to the detention of 16 drug-related foreigners by Chinese police.
The spokesman also said that Canadian officials were providing consular assistance to the detained Canadian citizen. However, due to the Privacy Act, it is impossible to disclose any other details about the detention of Canadians.
Police in Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, reported on July 10 that since July, a drug-related case has been successfully solved through investigation according to law. Up to now, 19 drug-related persons have been arrested, including 16 foreigners (7 foreign teachers in an educational institution and 9 students). According to relevant laws and regulations, one foreigner was detained in accordance with the law for suspected criminal offences, and 18 drug-related persons were detained in administrative detention.
(Quanshan Branch of Xuzhou Public Security Bureau, Jiangsu Province, China)
Subsequently, the media said that the educational institutions involved were EF Young Childrens English Xuzhou Center. EF Education, a Swiss-based language school chain, issued a statement late Wednesday acknowledging a drug suspicion at a school in Xuzhou. The company said it was cooperating with the police to investigate and dismiss (or dismiss) people who had been proven to be involved in drugs.
According to CBC, Xuzhou is about 600 kilometers from Yantai.
The CBC also mentioned that Britain said on December 12 that consular assistance was being provided to four British citizens detained on drug charges in China. After the detention of four Britons in Jiangsu Province, we are in contact with relevant Chinese authorities and providing consular assistance, said a spokeswoman for the British Embassy in Beijing.
In response to the detention of several foreigners for drug-related offences, Geng Shuang, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, said at a press conference on July 12 that a drug-related case involving foreigners was recently seized by Jiangsu provincial public security organs and that the case is currently under investigation. The public security organs have made timely consular notifications to the embassies and consulates of the relevant countries in China to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the parties in accordance with the law. This is what I have at present.
(Geng Shuang, spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tuyuan: website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
After the incident, many foreign media, including the British Guardian and the German Frankfurt Report, warned that drug abuse in China would be severely punished. In China, people convicted by courts of drug-related crimes will face long-term imprisonment, and some people involved in drug smuggling cases will even be sentenced to death.
Nineteen people in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province were caught involved in drugs, including seven foreign teachers and nine students in educational institutions
Recently, Xuzhou police successfully cracked a drug-related case. A total of 19 drug-related personnel were arrested, including 7 foreign teachers in an educational institution and 9 students.
According to the official micro-blog of Quanshan Branch of Xuzhou Public Security Bureau on July 10, a drug-related case has been successfully cracked since July after investigation according to law. Up to now, 19 drug-related persons have been arrested, including 16 foreigners (7 foreign teachers in an educational institution and 9 students).
According to the circular, 19 drug users were tested positive for urine test. At present, one foreigner is in criminal detention according to law, and 18 drug-related personnel are in administrative detention. The case is under further processing.