Warns of ‘consequences.’
Communist China is once again threatening Canada.
In a statement, a spokesman for China’s foreign minister – Geng Shuang – warned of ‘consequences’ if we continue helping the United States:
“We hope that the Canadian side can have a clear understanding of the consequences of endangering itself for the gains of the U.S. and take immediate actions to correct its mistakes so as to spare itself the suffering from growing damage.”
As noted by the AP, “Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang’s comments Friday came after U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Both were arrested on Dec. 10 after Canada detained a Huawei executive wanted by the United States on fraud charges.”
The report notes that, “While China has denied they were taken in retaliation, it has repeatedly implied that there is a strong connection between the cases. Kovrig, a former diplomat and Asia expert at the International Crisis Group, and Spavor, a businessman, have been accused of colluding to steal state secrets. Canada has repeatedly urged their immediate release, calling their detention “arbitrary.” Neither has been permitted access to lawyers or family members.”
China’s threats come as they continue imposing tariffs on Canadian Canola under a clearly-false pretext, and as the trade dispute between the Communist State and the United States continues.
China also recently threatened to cut off supplies of rare-earth metals to the United States – which, as I’ve noted, presents a great opportunity for Canada (if we had leaders capable of seizing it).
Unfortunately, the Trudeau government has demonstrated a total lack of strategic sense, and has adopted an attitude of weakness and submission when it comes to dealing with Communist China.
Countries run by ruthless regimes like China respond only to strength. It’s the only thing they respect. So, when they bully a country, and that country responds by repeatedly ‘begging’ for meetings, refuses to retaliate, and continues to act in a craven and cowering manner, that only emboldens the ruthless regime, which then brings on more escalation.
We’ve seen that happen over and over again, as China escalates, Trudeau & Freeland respond with weakness, and China escalates again.
And while Trudeau has said that we shouldn’t ‘accept’ the aggression of China, he hasn’t put anything behind those words.
Further, Trudeau chose to lecture Mike Pence about abortion policy in the United States, at the same time as he asked Pence for help on detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, and asked the US to help us with China’s blocking of our canola exports.
As I noted on Twitter, Trudeau’s comments to Pence were yet another example of his weakness, as he has never said anything that ‘strong’ to a leader of China:
“Funny how Trudeau is willing to criticize Mike Pence to his face about domestic policy in our close US ally, but doesn’t have the balls to call out Communist China for imprisoning a million Muslim people in concentration camps. Gutless and pathetic.”
Even some in Canada’s business community are realizing the threat posed by China – including the Rogers Vice-Chairman saying Huawei should be banned from Canada’s 5G networks:
“Speaking to BNN Bloomberg, Philip Lind says Huawei is too big a risk:
“The idea of Huawei controlling, or potentially controlling our communication system in Canada is crazy. I don’t think they should be allowed to.”
Lind is 100% correct, and deserves praise for having the courage to say what more Canadian business leader should be saying.”
If China escalates against us, we must escalate against them. The threat and the danger cannot be ignored.
Trudeau’s gutless and pathetic approach will only invite more assaults on our nation from China, and we can unfortunately expect things to keep getting worse.
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