Canada to block Tsai Ing-wen award scholars: use the votes to pull the pro-communist government out of power

The Halifax International Security Forum in Washington, D.C., would have presented the annual John McCann Award for Public Service Leadership to President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan. The Halifax International Security Forum in Washington, D.C., was to give the annual John McCann Public Service Leadership Award to Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, but the Trudeau government is rumored to have blocked it.

The U.S. political news website Politico revealed on the 11th that the Halifax International Security Forum (HFX) in Washington, D.C., intended to award the John McCann Public Service Leadership Award to Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. But the Canadian government, its largest sponsor, did not support the decision, citing concerns about angering the Chinese Communist Party. Canadian York University associate professor Shen Rongqin said on December 12 that he needs to pay attention to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pro-China background and the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front tactics, and called on Canadian voters to use their votes to bring down the Trudeau government in this fall’s general election.

In response to the rumors, Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan denied withdrawing the sponsorship on December 12 and made it clear that funding would continue to be provided.

According to Politico yesterday, HFX intends to award the John McCain Prize to Tsai at the end of 2020 for her fearlessness in oppressing the Chinese Communist Party against Taiwan. U.S. Senator Rubio also issued a statement in support of Tsai.

Canada’s opposition Conservative Party leader O’Toole directly criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying that the news reflected the Trudeau government’s covert support for the Chinese Communist Party and that their actions were disappointing but not surprising; he questioned whether Trudeau might be “doing something in private that we don’t know about, supporting their Chinese (Communist) friends. .”

It is understood that this will be the third time that the HFX Forum has awarded this prize, with the first two awards going to the people of the Greek island of Lesbos for their efforts to save refugees in the Middle East and Africa in 2018 and 2019, and to civil disobedients in Hong Kong for their fight against the totalitarian power of the Chinese Communist Party.

In response, Canadian York University associate professor Shen Rongqin pointed out in a Facebook post on the 12th that Politico and a number of well-known authoritative journals such as Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy are media partners of HFX, and that Politico would reveal this matter, which should be an internal dissatisfaction of HFX. Politico’s revelation of this matter is probably the result of internal dissatisfaction with the Trudeau government’s intervention and deliberate disclosure of the news to the public.

Shen Rongqin further analyzed that the Trudeau government’s pro-China attitude is not worried about economic sanctions from the Chinese Communist Party, because the Chinese market accounts for no more than 4 percent of Canadian exports, which is far from the 75 percent of the United States, and China’s influence on Canada is suspected of being exaggerated. What’s more, Beijing has retaliated against Canada for the arrest of Huawei’s treasurer Meng Wanzhou, and other commodities such as canola, and there is not much room for other retaliation to continue.

According to Shen Rongqin, what is of more concern is Trudeau’s pro-China family background and the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front ploy. He said former Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne had taken out two 30-year mortgages from the Bank of China in London, England, for $683,000 ($548,000) for the first apartment and $1.1 million ($883,000) for the second.

He argued last year that he only had a temporary work visa in the United Kingdom and was unable to obtain a loan from a British bank, stressing that it would not affect his public service. Shen Pan also said he had taken the initiative to the Office of the Conflict of Interestand Ethics Commissioner of Canada in Parliament to account for the two loans, as well as other debts and assets.

Shen also revealed that the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China has been setting up various associations around the world since the 1980s, such as the China International Friendship and Liaison Association, which is actually the liaison unit of the General Political Department of the Communist Party of China, and whose main purpose is to collect military intelligence.

Shen also cites veteran Canadian journalist Jonathan Manthorpe’s book, “Claws of the Panda: Beijing’s Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada. Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada) reveals that being called a “friend of the Chinese people” is more of a job than an honor, “a reward for obedience to such control. The rewards for such control are great, including status, intelligence and money.

If one refuses to carry out the Friends of China mission, “invitation cards to lavish dinners will no longer be sent, phone calls to important Communist Party officials will be unanswered, and information on which the academic reputation of the average scholar depends will be interrupted.”

As a general election will be held in Canada this fall, Shen Rongqin concluded by calling on “all of our friends in Canada to pool their votes to support the Conservative Party and bring down the pro-China and epidemic-proof incompetent Trudeau government.”