If you are like me, and believe actions speak much louder than words, the current attacks against Canada by Communist China should teach us all the TRUTH about how bullying, aggressive and oppressive that country really has become.
Under Xi Jin Ping, recently made LEADER FOR LIFE, the hammer has come down hard on anyone who deviates … actually or even verbally or artistically … from the Party’s fascist dictatorship rule.
Forget those pictures we so often see of visiting smiling leaders, diplomats, delegations and voicing hollow pledges of respect, co-operation, partnership and friendship.
When others …. whether individuals or groups or countries … dare to expose or act, flout or even question their cheating, duplicity, theft, aggression or oppression … Chinese leaders and their state puppets reveal their true nature.
Ask their persecuted 100 million Christians, whose churches are now being regularly banned, closed or torn down, or the estimated 50,000 believers who have been arrested, imprisoned, or their children who are forbidden to even enter a church before they turn 18 … and are then abused, denied full education or employment opportunities if they do practice their Christianity after that age.
And that’s nothing compared to the violence and oppression directed at China’s 12 million Muslim Uyghur population … a million of whom, according to the UN, are now imprisoned in concentration-type camps … while the rest, in Xinjiang state, live under police state conditions … regularly ridiculed, disrespected and punished by Chinese police and authorities.
Or speak to China’s neighbours … Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan … or other nations that are being increasingly harassed in the international waters of the South and East China seas. Like its other dictator-run neighbour, Russia, China has been clearly expanding its territory by trying to seize others’.
And then along comes Canada … after a warrant was issued by US authorities … daring to detain Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou … in transit through Vancouver … on her way to South America.
No matter to China that Canada has a treaty and extradition agreement with the US; no need … Chinese authorities apparently believe … to follow the law; no reason, Chinese leaders insist, to respect due process.
Release her NOW … the bullies demanded.
Without a clue, of course, how could the Canadian government interfere in a legal treaty-governed court process? Because after all, in China, all it would take would be one phone call from the top!
Instead, China reacted exactly as a dictatorship run without human rights or true court system would: they arrested two Canadians on trumped-up”security” charges; and had another Canadian there on a drug smuggling charge (he says he was framed), after a two-year trial originally sentenced to 15 years, suddenly after a one-day retrial, sentenced to death.
And now, Chinese officials regularly hurl insulting, debasing remarks at Canada.
THAT IS THE REAL CHINA!!!!
And we must NOT forget it.
Eventually, the Meng case will be adjudicated; the two detained Canadians will be released; the third will not be executed … and relations between China and Canada will improve.
BUT the Canadian government and the Canadian people should never forget: the REAL China is an ugly dictatorship … more a foe than a friend.
(You can also hear me discuss this issue on the following podcast: https://www.howestreet.com/2019/01/25/china-sees-canada-as-a-small-nation-that-can-be-bullied/ )