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Standoff over Huawei's Meng hits 2-year mark: 5 things to know

Canada eyes Biden factor as two of its citizens face spy charges in China

Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver on Nov. 23.   © Reuters

OTTAWA -- "Hostage diplomacy" has become a household phrase in Canada in the two years -- to the day on Tuesday -- since Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested at Vancouver International Airport on a warrant for extradition to the U.S.

China detained two Canadian men shortly after and continues to hold them on espionage charges. This is widely believed to be its way of retaliating.

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