Canada-China relations

Pro-democracy protestors gather Friday during the court appearance in Hong Kong of two dozen activists charged with unauthorized assembly; the accused had attended a vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.(Kin Cheung/AP)

How Ottawa can fight for the rights of Hong Kong-Canadians

Canada has a duty to stand up for dual citizens being targeted as China works to cleanse Hong Kong of pro-democracy voices

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The Trudeau government’s foreign policy is perfect—for the 1990s

Terry Glavin: It turned out that the rest of the world wasn’t as keen on neo-liberal multilateralism as Team Trudeau had imagined

Huawei is starting to suffer as the Trump administration steps up efforts to slam the door on access to Western components and markets in a widening feud with Beijing over technology and

Justin Trudeau must ban Huawei from building Canada’s 5G network

Marcus Kolga: Despite Huawei’s insistence that it will not compromise the privacy and security of Canadians, it would have no choice but to hand over Canadians’ data if the Chinese government asked it to do so

Meng leaves her home Wednesday to go to B.C. Supreme Court. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Canada was warned not to cozy up to Huawei and Beijing. Now here we are.

Terry Glavin: We listened instead to Jean Chrétien and the pro-PRC Liberal old guard. Remember that if—or when—Xi Jinping takes revenge over the Meng Wanzhou decision.

A large group of detainees are seen sitting on the ground in Hong Kong, China, 27 May 2020. Beijing plans to impose a national security law on the city banning sedition, secession and subversion through a method that could bypass Hong Kong's legislature. (Miguel Candela/EPA/CP)

Canada’s left have failed Hong Kong

Cherie Wong and Jody Chan: While the Liberal government ignores the nuances in the Chinese community fabric, we have also been abandoned by the New Democratic Party and the Greens over petty partisanship

Meng Wanzhou poses with friends and family on the steps of the Supreme Court building in Vancouver. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Meng Wanzhou is ready for her close-up

Image of the Week: The Huawei CFO does a cheeky photo-op on the eve of the court decision that will determine her future

Peter MacKay speaks to a crowd of supporters during an event to officially launch his campaign for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada in Stellarton, N.S. on Jan. 25, 2020. (Darren Calabrese/CP)

Canada and its allies must hold the Chinese government to account

Peter MacKay: Rather than rely on China for critical goods, Canada’s strategic interests require us to shift towards partners that align with our rules-based system

Workers sort out all the personal protective equipment (PPE) received from China at a warehouse in Valencia, Spain, on Mar. 25 2020. A total of 3,800,000 masks, 5,000 protective suits and 2,000,000 gloves arrived to Valencia region to equip hospitals and elderly homes. (Juan Carlos Cardenas/EPA/CP)

How China weaponized its supply chain

When the coronavirus emergency transitions to a post-COVID-19 economic order, securing the critical needs of Canadians, and the supply chains that meet them will be an essential and historic undertaking

In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo, people wearing masks attend a vigil for Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, who was reprimanded for warning about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Hong Kong. China has taken the highly unusual move of exonerating the doctor who was reprimanded for warning about the coronavirus outbreak and later died of the disease. An official media report said police in Wuhan had revoked its admonishment of Dr. Li that had included a threat of arrest and issued a solemn apology" to his family. (Kin Cheung/AP File/CP)

Criticism of the Chinese government’s handling of coronavirus is not racism

Marcus Kolga: By wrapping themselves in ethno-nationalist rhetoric, the Chinese Communist Party often claims that a critique of their actions is equivalent to a critique of their people—a tried and true tactic in the authoritarian playbook

Louis Huang of Vancouver Freedom and Democracy for China holds photos of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, who are being detained by China, outside British Columbia Supreme Court, in Vancouver, on March 6, 2019, as Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou appears in court. - Meng Wanzhou, the Chinese telecom executive at the center of an escalating row between Ottawa and Beijing, was due in court in Canada to get a date for a hearing into a US extradition request. Meng's arrest in Vancouver in December on a US warrant infuriated China, which arrested several Canadians days later in what was widely seen as retaliation. (Jason Redmond /AFP/Getty Images)

China kidnapped two Canadians. What will it take to free them?

Even a potential medical breakthrough that could help beat a global pandemic might not offer much hope for ‘the Michaels,’ two Canadians illegally imprisoned by China

We must invoke Magnitsky sanctions against China

Leo Housakos and Thanh Hai Ngo: We will be introducing a motion in the Senate that calls on the Canadian government to take a principled approach in dealing with China

Ottawa goes meek and gentle with Beijing

Terry Glavin: The Trudeau government’s newfound faith in ‘appropriate discussion’ is the Canadian equivalent of ‘thoughts and prayers’—an easy out when dealing with the China lobby