Trump is playing into China’s hands by politicizing extradition case

China is in the midst of a massive propaganda campaign highlighting 40 years of “reform and opening”. But China today more closely resembles the Hotel California – you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

That’s the takeaway from the unjust arrests of two Canadian nationals – Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor – by China’s state security services. But the story goes much deeper, into the widespread crackdown on anything perceived as a threat to the Chinese Communist party (CCP), and what it means for America and its democratic allies.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Guardian.