Beijing’s threats against Taiwan’s foreign minister deserve condemnation: J. Michael Cole for Inside Policy

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Ottawa and capitals around the world cannot afford to remain silent in the face of such threats by the Chinese regime against officials from another country, writes J. Michael Cole. Speaking up and putting Chinese officials on notice isn’t simple altruism: Taiwan is a canary in the coal mine, and the tactics Beijing uses against… Continue reading Beijing’s threats against Taiwan’s foreign minister deserve condemnation: J. Michael Cole for Inside Policy

Taiwan must be allowed to join the World Health Organization: J. Michael Cole in Nikkei Asia

Giving Taiwan its rightful place at the table will not cost China anything. We are all in this together, and this is not a zero-sum game, writes J. Michael Cole. By J. Michael Cole, May 12, 2021 Once again this year, various countries will call upon the World Health Organization to allow Taiwan to participate… Continue reading Taiwan must be allowed to join the World Health Organization: J. Michael Cole in Nikkei Asia

Is China trying to stoke racial tensions over Facebook in the US? Shuvaloy Majumdar on the Jamil Jivani Show

(Note: interview starts at 10:20.) MLI Foreign Policy Program Director and Munk Senior Fellow Shuvaloy Majumdar joined MLI Senior Fellow Jamil Jivani to discuss how China is trying to stoke racial divisions over social media in North America. “What happens is that China uses the platforms we have built to exploit those divisions in our… Continue reading Is China trying to stoke racial tensions over Facebook in the US? Shuvaloy Majumdar on the Jamil Jivani Show

The Unfolding Crisis of Hong Kong: Ai-Men Lau for Inside Policy

Living in fear and uncertainty, pro-democracy Hong Kongers are struggling to see a brighter future, writes Ai-Men Lau. Today, they can be arrested for simply holding up blank pieces of paper in protest.  The following remarks are based on the research, analysis, and recommendations developed by the Alliance Canada Hong Kong (ACHK) as part of… Continue reading The Unfolding Crisis of Hong Kong: Ai-Men Lau for Inside Policy

WHO report on COVID-19 origins lacks credibility due to China

Investigations need to be independent in order to be credible, and it’s time for a truly independent, international investigation of the origins of COVID-19. We need this for the purposes of public health, and we need this for the purposes of justice and accountability. Learn more here.

Wishful thinking is no substitute for strategy with China and Russia: Balkan Devlen in the Hub

The worst response to the Sino-Russian alignment is almost certainly what appears to be the present strategy: wait and see, hoping that the partnership will dissolve or that some dispute forces Xi and Putin to look in opposite directions, writes Balkan Devlen. Yet wishful thinking is no substitute for strategy. By Balkan Devlen, April 29,… Continue reading Wishful thinking is no substitute for strategy with China and Russia: Balkan Devlen in the Hub

How Should Canada Go About Handling Our Relationship With China? Christian Leuprecht on Forum Daily

 Canada-China relations have dramatically shifted since the arbitrary detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in retaliation for the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Amidst strained ties, MLI Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht joined the Forum Daily to discuss the future of Canada-China relations. To Leuprecht, China represents the single greatest foreign policy challenge… Continue reading How Should Canada Go About Handling Our Relationship With China? Christian Leuprecht on Forum Daily

The limits of China’s economic coercion: Luke Patey for Inside Policy

There is a price for Canada’s foreign and security policy autonomy, but because of Beijing’s own hesitance in upsetting its economic interests, it is not a high one, writes Luke Patey. By Luke Patey, April 26, 2021 In a scene from the pre-COVID world in December 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down for an… Continue reading The limits of China’s economic coercion: Luke Patey for Inside Policy

Facing the prospect of wars involving Russia and China: Balkan Devlen in the National Post

The potential for two simultaneous crises triggered by the Russian and Chinese regimes is real, writes Balkan Devlen in the National Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Balkan Devlen, April 26, 2021  Observers are keeping a close eye on two recent developments: Russia has been… Continue reading Facing the prospect of wars involving Russia and China: Balkan Devlen in the National Post

The Chinese Communist Party is playing dangerous games with history: J. Michael Cole for iPolitics

By downplaying the traumas of the Cultural Revolution and indoctrinating an entire new generation of Chinese people, the new history makes it more likely the widespread application of terror and violence will happen again, writes J. Michael Cole in iPolitics. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By… Continue reading The Chinese Communist Party is playing dangerous games with history: J. Michael Cole for iPolitics