H&M, Nike face boycotts in China: Charles Burton on CBC News

 Nike, Burberry and H&M are among some of the big companies facing a boycott in China over their recent statements against forced labour in Xinjiang. MLI Senior Fellow Charles Burton joined CBC News to discuss this latest retaliation. “This seems to be a coordinated retaliation by the Chinese government,” notes Burton. “Because the EU,… Continue reading H&M, Nike face boycotts in China: Charles Burton on CBC News

Treatment of the Two Michaels reveals Canada’s lack of leverage in Beijing: Brett Byers and Charles Burton for Global News

Canada’s naïveté toward China has left us impotent and rudderless in the face of Beijing’s aggression. What is desperately needed is for Ottawa to finally acknowledge that China is a clear threat that we must be prepared to stand against, write Charles Burton and Brett Byers in Global News. Below is an excerpt from the… Continue reading Treatment of the Two Michaels reveals Canada’s lack of leverage in Beijing: Brett Byers and Charles Burton for Global News

Canada needs a foreign agent registry to help it tackle China’s influence: Charles Burton in the Ottawa Citizen

Beijing lures these people with lucrative board memberships, and other associations with the Chinese party-state, to put in a quiet word with our government, writes Charles Burton in the Ottawa Citizen.  By Charles Burton, March 8, 2021 Recently, Robert Oliphant, parliamentary secretary to the foreign affairs minister, told the House of Commons that Canada is… Continue reading Canada needs a foreign agent registry to help it tackle China’s influence: Charles Burton in the Ottawa Citizen

Canada’s Way Forward with Taiwan: Charles Burton for Inside Policy

Canada should no longer adopt a Taiwan policy informed by appeasement to the People’s Republic of China, writes Charles Burton. By Charles Burton, March 2, 2021 It has now been over fifty years since the representatives of the Kuomintang government in Canada were told to pack up their Embassy in Ottawa and return to Taiwan… Continue reading Canada’s Way Forward with Taiwan: Charles Burton for Inside Policy

Tories urge Parliament to declare genocide in China: Charles Burton on Power & Politics

 Should Canada declare that China’s actions against Uyghurs in Xinjiang constitute a genocide? MLI Senior Fellow Charles Burton joined a prime time panel on CBC’s Power & Politics to discuss. According to Burton, Beijing’s conduct clearly rises to the threshold of constituting a genocide. If Parliament votes to recognize that fact, it will seriously… Continue reading Tories urge Parliament to declare genocide in China: Charles Burton on Power & Politics

Canada must respond to China’s harrowing genocide: Tohti and Burton in Ottawa Citizen

If the international community does not condemn China’s campaign against Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province, a precedent will be set and such atrocities will be adopted by other regimes, write Mehmet Tohti and Charles Burton in the Ottawa Citizen.  By Mehmet Tohti and Charles Burton, December 10, 2020 As the world somberly marked UN Genocide… Continue reading Canada must respond to China’s harrowing genocide: Tohti and Burton in Ottawa Citizen

Kovrig and Spavor’s two-year ordeal and what it means for Canada-China relations: Charles Burton in the Vancouver Sun

Ignorant hubris of CCP’s ignoble leaders makes them culpable for deep suffering of these innocent Canadians. But Ottawa has also mismanaged the situation due to its own misconceptions, writes Charles Burton in the Vancouver Sun. By Charles Burton, December 10, 2020  The arbitrary, brutal incarceration of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig in Chinese prison hell… Continue reading Kovrig and Spavor’s two-year ordeal and what it means for Canada-China relations: Charles Burton in the Vancouver Sun

Joe Biden is coming – and Beijing should be worried: Charles Burton in the Globe and Mail

China clearly chose the wrong “lesser nation” to try and bully into compliance. Australia is not cracking under pressure, writes Charles Burton.  By Charles Burton, December 4, 2020 From the moment Canada detained Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou two years ago, our relations with China have been in a death spiral. The tragic evidence includes China’s… Continue reading Joe Biden is coming – and Beijing should be worried: Charles Burton in the Globe and Mail

Canada should manage our China policy more honestly: Charles Burton in the Ottawa Citizen

The federal government has broken off the 5G relationship with Huawei for very good national security reasons, but doesn’t want to incur Beijing’s wrath by saying that straight out, writes Charles Burton in the Ottawa Citizen.  By Charles Burton, November 20, 2020  With Global Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne scheduled to give evidence Monday to the… Continue reading Canada should manage our China policy more honestly: Charles Burton in the Ottawa Citizen

Canada takes note as China gets tough with Australia: Charles Burton in the Toronto Star

China is seizing the moment to launch a full-court press to weaken the Western alliance through economic coercion, starting with drastic measures levelled against our anglosphere ally, Australia, writes Charles Burton in the Toronto Star.  By Charles Burton, November 17, 2020 As the world ponders the spectacle of Donald Trump’s desperate efforts to sabotage the… Continue reading Canada takes note as China gets tough with Australia: Charles Burton in the Toronto Star