Skip to comments.Canada-China Committee Reconvenes as Fourth Canadian Citizen Sentenced to Death in China
Posted on 08/08/2020 8:43:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The recently formed Special Committee on Canada-China Relations convened this week for the first time since COVID-19 put Canada on lockdown, just as a fourth Canadian citizen was sentenced to death in China.
Escalating tensions between the two countries and how the Canadian government has handled them was the subject of a hearing at the committee on Aug.6.
Earlier that day, China sentenced Canadian citizen Xu Weihong to death on drug charges. Ye Jianhui was sentenced on Aug. 7the fourth Canadian to be given the death penalty on drug charges in China since Canada detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in 2018.
David Mulroney, a former Canadian ambassador to China, told the committee that since Mengs arrest, Canada has entered a China crisisstarting with Beijings detainment of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor over 600 days ago in apparent retaliation for Mengs arrest. The Huawei CFO is facing extradition to the United States on fraud charges over the companys dealings with Iran.
Beijing has also placed restrictions on various Canadian exports to China, including canola seed oil, in an apparent attempt to pressure Ottawa into releasing Meng, who is residing in one of her Vancouver mansions under a form of house arrest.
Mulroney said he had hoped the federal government would use the period of increased tensions to rethink Canadas relationship with China and more realistically assess the Chinese regimes strategy to suppress human rights domestically and exert economic and diplomatic blackmail to expand its influence on global affairs.
But old approaches die hard, he told the cross-parliamentary committee, which met virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Its not clear that the government has completely given up the fiction that China is our friend, nor has it consistently summoned the courage to speak and act with integrity.
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Why do Canadians keep going there? I wouldn’t set foot outside of the US for any reason while knowing how most of the world seems to revile us.
I have a cousin in the UK now, and you couldn’t pay me to go visit her. Unfortunately.
Pretty sure Canada has banned the death penalty. This is the price paid for dealing with countries that still enforce it. You can’t pay back one-for-one like you can with sending home diplomats.
Little Marxist Trudeau should ban all travel by Canadian citizens to Red China. It should be “Travel at your own risk. We can’t help you there”.
.........a 2014 report on readiness of Canada’s Navy showed that it had no blue water fighting/shooting/aggressor/surface” ships on it’s West Coast. (based upon the most recent report I could find)
Basically, in recent decades, the socialist/marxist government of Canada has destroyed the Canadian Navy. They have/had nearly 7,000 employees on their West Coast naval bases (2014 report) but no fighting surface combatant ships to put on the line.
For 2020, Canada’s Navy is ranked 24th out of 138 countries.
China could anchor a destroyer in the Victoria Naval Base harbor and Trudeau would have to get on down to the Oval Office and start begging Trump to “do something”.
Anyone wise to the ways of the world should know this as a matter of course and it has been the case long since now.
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