Canadians Are Suddenly ‘Woke’

A Chinese paramilitary policeman rides past the Canadian embassy in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.
A Chinese paramilitary policeman rides past the Canadian embassy in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s famous line about admiring China for its “basic dictatorship” has taken on renewed meaning in recent days.

Now that Canada is learning exactly what that basic dictatorship can do to us, they’re not liking what they’re seeing.

Following Canadian authorities’ arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the request of the United States, the government in Beijing has been, step by step, turning the screws on us.

Their disproportionate response included arresting not one but two Canadians for dubious reasons and drudging up an old case of a Canadian already sentenced to 15 years in prison back in 2016 and re-sentencing him — without fresh evidence — to the death penalty.

When Trudeau and other members of the Liberal government spoke out about this, China’s Foreign Affairs Ministry denounced Trudeau’s “irresponsible remarks.”

“We urge Canada to respect the rule of law, respect China’s judicial sovereignty, correct its mistakes, and stop publishing irresponsible remarks,” said Hua Chunying, a spokesman for the ministry.

As if that hypocritical language wasn’t gutsy enough, what Lu Shaye, China’s ambassador to Canada, said was even worse.

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See Also:

(1) China shows it’s deadly serious in Huawei dispute

(2) Ottawa’s allies feel the chill as Beijing shows how it will likely act as a superpower

(3) Six ambassadors to brief Trudeau, federal cabinet amid strained diplomatic relations with China

(4) MPs descend on the Hill for emergency committee meeting on Canada-China relations

(5) If China thinks Canada can be frightened into compliance, it’s mistaken

(6) Feds Open Criminal Case against Huawei over Alleged Trade-Secret Theft

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Too funny. So Trudeau thought he could hide another washed up old Liberal who he should not have recruited back out of the personal care home. Appointed Defense Minister he gets denied boarding of a commercial flight in Ottawa because he is hammered. What to do with him wonders young grasshopper PM. Hmmm where to hide (former or still?) drunken Uncle John as far away as humanly possible. Much admired, better friend to Canada than Trump’s America that’s for sure…. China! Problem solved. Out of sight, out of mind until he either ‘crosses over’ holding hands with mother nature or… Read more »