No Verdict in Michael Spavor Trial: Anastasia Lin on CTV News

 The trial of Michael Spavor ends without a verdict in the latest development in what has become a diplomatic row between China, Canada and the US. Spavor was arrested two years ago with fellow Canadian Michael Kovrig. As Spavor’s trial ended with no verdict, Chinese authorities refused access to foreign diplomats or media. MLI… Continue reading No Verdict in Michael Spavor Trial: Anastasia Lin on CTV News

Could Canada be a partner with China? No: Anastasia Lin in the Toronto Star

The West has largely stayed silent on the abuses inside China and enabled the CCP to continue them through its partnerships, writes Anastasia Lin in the Toronto Star. This article is part of the Toronto Star’s Saturday Debate series. By Anastasia Lin, March 22, 2021 Canada was counting on a collaboration with the Chinese pharmaceutical… Continue reading Could Canada be a partner with China? No: Anastasia Lin in the Toronto Star

A Way to Curb Chinese Intimidation: David B. Rikin and Anastasia Lin in the Wall Street Journal

Congress kept companies from cooperating with the Arab boycott of Israel. It can follow that model now in curbing Chinese intimidation, writes David B. Rikin and Anastasia Lin in the Wall Street Journal. Below is an excerpt of the article, which can be read in full here. By David B. Rikin and Anastasia Lin, July… Continue reading A Way to Curb Chinese Intimidation: David B. Rikin and Anastasia Lin in the Wall Street Journal

MLI Experts Available to Comment on the Meng Wanzhou Extradition Case

OTTAWA, ON (May 27, 2020): With the extradition case of Meng Wanzhou facing its first major decision, Macdonald-Laurier Institute experts on foreign policy, Canada-China relations, and 5G network security are available to speak to the media about this landmark decision and what it means for Canada. The following MLI experts are available to comment: Anastasia… Continue reading MLI Experts Available to Comment on the Meng Wanzhou Extradition Case

The Communist Party’s rule by fear endangers Chinese citizens—and the world | 共产党依靠恐吓为主的政治统治方式危害中国公民乃全世界

(Read the press release here.) April 14, 2020 An open letter to Chinese citizens and friends of China at home and abroad 给国内外中国公民和中国友人的公开信 The current global crisis has been caused by the regime so many of you have been tolerating or supporting for decades. 当前的全球危机是许多人数十年来一直容忍或支持的政权引起的。 On 2 April 2020 a group of one hundred Chinese… Continue reading The Communist Party’s rule by fear endangers Chinese citizens—and the world | 共产党依靠恐吓为主的政治统治方式危害中国公民乃全世界

Does China consider itself to be in a Cold War with the West? Anastasia Lin for Inside Policy

If the Chinese Communist Party does not treat its own citizens with the slightest respect, Anastasia Lin asks: why should we, in the west, expect ourselves to be treated any differently? The following remarks were originally delivered a speech before the Oxford Union Society as part of a debate on the following motion: “This House Would… Continue reading Does China consider itself to be in a Cold War with the West? Anastasia Lin for Inside Policy

Anastasia Lin on “A New Cold War With China” | Debate Speech before the Oxford Union Society

MLI’s Ambassador on Canada-China Policy, Anastasia Lin, delivered a speech before the Oxford Union Society as part of a debate on the following motion: “This House Would Start A New Cold War With China.” As Lin points out in her remarks, the question is inherently flawed. She argues that China is already engaged in adversarial,… Continue reading Anastasia Lin on “A New Cold War With China” | Debate Speech before the Oxford Union Society

How Mainland China ‘Lost its Humanity’: Anastasia Lin in The Australian

Mainland Chinese once had as much compassion as Hongkongers, but decades of repression have produced cynicism, writes Anastasia Lin.  By Anastasia Lin, September 4, 2019 I was stranded in Hong Kong once — and it was a wonderful experience. I’d been selected to represent Canada in the 2015 Miss World pageant in Sanya, China. I… Continue reading How Mainland China ‘Lost its Humanity’: Anastasia Lin in The Australian

Should Canada get tough with China? Yes: Anastasia Lin in the Toronto Star

By taking a tough stance, China’s bullying tactics will finally be met with resistance. Not only is this morally right, but it is the only way to protect Canadian interests in this dispute, writes Anastasia Lin.  By Anastasia Lin, July 23, 2019 I’m a Chinese-Canadian. When I was crowned Miss World Canada in 2015, hoping… Continue reading Should Canada get tough with China? Yes: Anastasia Lin in the Toronto Star

How I Learned to Stop Hating Falun Gong: Anastasia Lin in the Wall Street Journal

Growing up in China, Anastasia Lin was warned that Falun Gong was an ‘evil cult.’ She writes in the Wall Street Journal about how she “came to know that was a lie.” By Anastasia Lin, July 22, 2019 I was a Chinese Communist youth leader when I was in middle school. I was assigned to… Continue reading How I Learned to Stop Hating Falun Gong: Anastasia Lin in the Wall Street Journal