Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been arbitrarily detained by China for two years, and Kovrig's wife says she hopes to see the new U.S. administration push for release.
Biden on Tuesday vowed to work with Canada to secure the safe release of Spavor and Kovrig, saying "humans are not bartering chips."
The visit follows up on Justin Trudeau's own virtual summit this week with U.S. President Joe Biden.
Speaking in French, Trudeau thanked Biden for his support in calling for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
The Huawei CFO had argued former U.S. president Donald Trump's statements that suggested she could be used to secure a trade deal with China amounted to political interference.
"Canada's so-called declaration looks more like a confession in which the Canadian side admits its mistake in the Meng Wanzhou case," China's foreign ministry spokesperson said.
Two Canadians detained in China have received increased access to family following 'agreements' Canada has obtained, a new government statement said.
Germany's UN ambassador appealed for China to release Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor this Christmas at his final meeting of the UN Security Council.
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in December 2018. China promptly seized Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor days later and has linked their fates repeatedly since.
China has Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are being held on suspicion of national security crimes but neither it nor Canada has released specifics about their cases.
Nicole Goodman said a few weeks after the arrest, she was told not to create additional notes on the matter because they could be subject to an access to information request.
A senior manager with the Canada Border Services Agency said she put requests up the CBSA chain to see if headquarters would approve the FBI request or appoint a contact person.
Canada's foreign affairs minister said the federal government won't comment on pending legal cases, but said Ottawa is following developments in Meng's case "very closely."
Two Canadians currently detained in China remain Canada's 'top priority,' the prime minister said Friday amid reports of a possible deal.
The Conservative foreign affairs critic told Champagne during a House of Commons committee meeting Tuesday that the government needs to show Canadians how it will deal with growing Chinese intimidation of Canadians within Canada's borders.
Testifying before the House of Commons Canada-China relations committee, Champagne is urging MPs not to give in to the temptation to tough talk that won't help Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.
Sowmith Katragadda told an evidence-gathering hearing in Meng's B.C. Supreme Court extradition case he couldn't recall where the idea came from.
Supt. Sanjit Dhillon says he would not have authorized the immediate execution of the provisional arrest warrant by the RCMP in the case because there were outstanding national security and criminality concerns about Meng.
Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its budget-price Honor smartphone brand in an effort to rescue the struggling business from damaging U.S. sanctions imposed on its parent company.
Members of Parliament are continuing to push for Ottawa to impose sanctions on Chinese officials following their study into the country’s treatment of its Uighur population.