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Chinese Officials: Chang and Kevin Garratt

chinese officials: When Christian aid workers Julia and Kevin Garratt were arrested by Chinese officials in 2014 and accused of spying, their plight sparked widespread international outcry, according to Toronto Star. Allison Lu, left, and John Chang, centre, have been detained in China since March 2016. Of the many dozens of cases, only a few get strong or lasting attention. They're pictured here with their daughter, Amy Chang. International treaties and protocols can make it extremely tricky for Ottawa to intervene effectively on behalf of many of these individuals, said Guy Saint-Jacques, former Canadian ambassador to China from 2012 to 2016. Chang family But the friends and family of many other detained Canadians have struggled and failed to put their names in the spotlight. ( As reported in the news.