Canada – Behind the Liberals’ Latest China CCP Approach

Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Nov. 30, 2018. (Alejandro Pagni/AFP via Getty Images)
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Nov. 30, 2018. (Alejandro Pagni/AFP via Getty Images)

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said publicly last week that China is a main source of the fentanyl that’s fueling a deadly opioid crisis in Canada.

Blair’s remarks marked a shift in the Liberal government’s public tone on the fentanyl issue and China’s role. When asked by The Epoch Times for comment in the past, Blair’s ministry made no mention of China, merely saying the government is “committed to doing everything we can” to address the drug crisis. This stood in contrast to calls by the Opposition Conservatives and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for Ottawa to hold Beijing to account for the crisis.

Yet in his address at the parliamentary Canada-China relations committee on Feb. 25, Blair still refused to talk about Huawei and security concerns and whether the Chinese telecom giant with links to Beijing will be banned from Canada’s 5G networks.

Full Story: https://www.theepochtimes.com/behind-the-liberals-latest-china-approach

1 Comment

  1. Before Canada — or any other nation, for that matter — might effectively challenge China on its human rights violations, we first have to have a significant trade-export/import bargaining chip. But we — as one country of less than 38 million people, standing alone against China’s almost 1.5 billion consumers — likely never will.

    I can imagine that a large enough number of world nations securely allied, however, likely could combine their resources and go without the usual China bully-nation trade/investment connection they’d all prefer to abandon, instead trading necessary goods and services between themselves (and perhaps other, non-allied countries not beholden to China).

    Yet, maybe such an alliance has already been proposed and discussed but rejected (behind closed doors) due to Chinese government strategists knowing how to ‘divide and conquer’ potential alliance nations by using door-wedge economic/political leverage custom-made for each nation (including Canada).

    Each nation placing its own unbending bottom-line interests first may always be its, and therefore collectively our, Achilles’ heel to be exploited by huge-market nations like China.

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