China’s treatment of kidnapped Canadians speaks volumes, and people can see this clearly, regardless of what the CCP claims.
There is justified outrage in Canada, after reports that detained Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s family was granted an exemption from international traveller COVID-19 restrictions, and was able to enter the country.
Additionally, reports indicate Meng Wanzhou and some of her entourage have been eating out in restaurants, in violation of the rules in the province.
The hypocrisy and sense of entitlement has caused many Canadians to once again wonder how those in power can claim ‘we are all in this together,’ while it instead shows there is one set of rules for those with power and connections (even when they aren’t citizens of Canada), and another set of rules for everyone else.
Even more so, this has shone a light on the immense disparity between the treatment of Canadians Michael Kovrig & Michael Spavor, compared to Meng.
While Meng is able to travel between her mansions and flout rules that apply to most Canadians, Kovrig and Spavor are languishing in rough conditions, far below even a minimum standard of decent treatment.
And this shows the real difference between the values of Canadians and the values of the ruthless Chinese Communist Party.
As much as it may be tempting to lash out in the moment – and I even once said Canada should seize Meng’s mansions – the fact is that Canadians try our best to uphold standards of human rights and decency.
By contrast, cruelty and fear is the basic policy of Communist China, their default move. We see it in how they treat their own people, how they treat the Uighur’s, how they treat Hong Kong, and how they treat detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
That may be who the Chinese Communist Party is, but it’s not who we are.
So, while Meng Wanzhou should never have been granted exemptions from the rules that apply to Canadians, neither should we sink to the level of Communist China in how we treat those detained in our country.
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