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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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This article is frightening

“China is the No. 1 threat to Canada and has been for some time,” David Mulroney, former ambassador to China, said in an interview.

China has used its economic leverage to secure “the voices” of political and business leaders in Canada with “sweetheart business deals” and “various inducements,” including lucrative board positions or honours in China, he said.  And as a result, Mulroney said he often hears people reciting Beijing’s line on issues such as the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou or are silent in the face of China’s mass detention of Uyghurs and incursions on democracy in Hong Kong.

“There are people a lot more senior than I was in government, and they have some serious business links with China,” Mulroney said. “China is very willing to weaponize trade and investment to compel people to say what they want them to say.”
“Canada is kind of a sleepy and unaware target,” he said. “We don’t have the same kind of vigilance that you now see in places like Australia and New Zealand. That had better change.”
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Offline wilber

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It is frightening but hardly surprising. Canada has to be one of the most complacent countries in the world when it comes to China's antics. We are dumb enough to think everyone likes us. Also, too afraid of being labeled with the R word.

If nothing else, hopefully the Meng case will have opened our eyes and Canadians will demand more from their governments.
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