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The men are first accused of activities that "endanger China's security" – a phrase often use by Beijing when alleging espionage.
Trudeau reiterated that Canada considers China to have arbitrarily detained both Kovrig and Spavor.
China has accused Canadian citizen Michael Kovrig of 'stealing and spying on sensitive Chinese information and intelligence via a contact in China'.
The visit is the first since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired Canada's ambassador to Beijing a week ago for remarks he made about the case of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.
The Chinese government has only given vague details about the detention of the two Canadians.
Spavor was also shown as being on Facebook and Instagram in late December, after his arrest.
Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were both detained on December 10.
Spavor is suspected of 'engaging in activities that harm China's national security'.
The arrest and disappearance of 2 Canadian nationals came more than a week after Ottawa infuriated Beijing by arresting Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, at Washington's request.