Chinese Communist Party

Protestors hold a banner and a Canadian flag as they gather outside the BC Supreme Court for Meng Wanzhou's hearing in Vancouver in May (Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via /Getty Images)

When not to pay a ransom

Shannon Gormley: It is precisely because of the CCP’s status—a thug in the guise of a recognized authority of a recognized state—that its ransom-for-hostages demand is not merely evil but intolerable, and its price not merely high but impossible

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

Staff distribute traditional Chinese medicine on Tuesday intended to treat COVID-19 at the Sanmin residential community in Wuhan, China, where six new cases were recently confirmed. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via Zuma via CP)

Beijing has fuelled a huge trade in animal-based remedies. Is that where the pandemic began?

Terry Glavin: A study suggesting the coronavirus arose from trafficking in bat-derived concoctions is getting attention. So is the WHO’s role in legitimizing the business.

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

Tedros Adhanom (L), Director General of the World Health Organization, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) prior to their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Jan. 28, 2020. (CP/EPA/Naohiko Hatta)

China was in violation of International Health Regulations. What do we do now?

As we look towards a post-coronavirus world, we must seek accountability for the human toll and economic devastation that this virus has wrought

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

Chinese politicians in need of a siesta

The biggest buzz from the Communist Party’s meeting was around the yawns