The Cruel Fate of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China

As featured in The Diplomat



The main obstacle to bringing China’s abusive behavior to an end is Xi Jinping. It is not likely to stop before he steps down from power. “Mr. Xi is of the Caligula persuasion – ‘Let them hate me as long as they fear me,’” says former U.K. diplomat Charles Parton of the Royal United Services Institute, a London think tank.