Please (2)

Please, dear readers, understand what China is doing to Hong Kong, right now. As The Economist explains, Li Keqiang, the Chinese prime minister, told the rubber-stamp National People's Congress that he is "establishing a “sound” legal system to ensure national security in Hong Kong, which has flourished in part because of its independent judiciary and … Continue reading Please (2)

Doing the heavy lifting

Yesterday, I talked about standing up to China, the bully and restoring confidence in Canada. Today, I want to discuss how to do that. It's a bit disjointed, I'm afraid, because there are a lot of things wrong and fixing just one or two will not be enough. I said that Prime. Minister Justin Trudeau … Continue reading Doing the heavy lifting

China is a bully

"China is a bully," says Scottish journalist Stephen Daisley, writing in The Spectator, and "the sooner the West understands that, the sooner we can begin to push back." I think that much, even most of the West does understand that. The evidence has been mounting for years, starting with China's push into the contested waters … Continue reading China is a bully

Is India the answer?

There is an interesting opinion piece, by Vijay Sappini, in the Toronto Sun in which the author suggests that "As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads over the world, governments are struggling to grapple with the scale of the crisis and to get ahead of it when and where possible ... [and] ... A direct consequence of the crisis has been … Continue reading Is India the answer?

Another no brainer

Yesterday national award-winning journalists Stephen Chase and Robert Fife, writing in the Globe and Mail, reported that "Close to 50 Hong Kongers – many of whom took part in the massive demonstrations that began last year as China tightened its grip on the Asian city – are seeking asylum in Canada, citing harassment and brutality … Continue reading Another no brainer

Propaganda, but true …

This video ... ... at < youtube.com/watch?v=TqJpJMeV88E&feature=youtu.be > is pure propaganda. It is made by a group that supports Hong Kong independence and is avidly anti-Chinese Communist Party. That doesn't make what is says either incorrect or anti-Chinese. A far as I can tell it is factually correct ... biased, to be sure, but not … Continue reading Propaganda, but true …