An editorial published by China’s People Daily makes clear its position on the arrest in Canada of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. The threats to Canada are unambiguous, writes David Bandurski, the translator of an English version of this editorial for China Media Project, a research project of the Journalism & Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. Behold China’s warning to Canada: “The various illegitimate methods employed to attack the Chinese company Huawei have exposed the dark psychology of certain shameful people, but it will ultimately be a stone dropped onto their own feet. The Canadian side must think clearly. Between justice and shamelessness, there is no grey area.”
What happened to China the climate champion? The Globe and Mail dives into Patricia Adams’ new report: Paris – China’s Climate U-turn.
To meet its energy needs, China is aggressively pursuing every means at its disposal except green energy.
“Just a few years ago, China was lauded as a climate saviour. That’s all in the past now.” Read Patricia Adams’ new paper out today!
In its submission to Ottawa’s 2018 Legislative Review of the Export Development Act, Probe International calls for a repeal of the Act and the privatization of Export Development Canada (EDC). Probe argues the federal government’s export-financing agency shares many of the same characteristics as China’s controversial state-owned enterprises (SOEs), characteristics that ensure market distortion and stunt private development.
Activists call the agency “essentially self-governing” in the areas of environment, human rights and anti-corruption.
“For all its talk about cutting coal mining capacity, China actually plans to add more,” reports Bloomberg News. Indeed, China’s greenhouse gas emissions increased 4 percent in the first quarter of 2018, so what gives?
No political leader anywhere in the world is truer to Adam Smith’s prescriptions for free trade than Donald Trump.
Canada has been relegated to third-wheel status and now depends on Trump’s graces.
Export Development Canada has perfected the art of lending billions of taxpayer dollars to scandal-ridden foreign buyers. But its transparency could use some work. Patricia Adams of Probe International shares her experience with EDC “disclosure”.
The West has been China’s financier and enabler, fecklessly comforting ourselves with the gains gotten from cheaper consumer goods, and putting out of mind the long-term pains that await us.
Join Shawn-Patrick Stensil of Greenpeace as he focuses on the Pickering problem and why he wants nuclear power out of Ontario’s energy mix.
For some optimism on the subject, listen to Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s former information and privacy commissioner, discuss her view of the win-win relationship privacy, security and data analytics will enjoy in the future during a recent appearance on TVO’s The Agenda.
Consumer Policy Institute warns of big rate hikes and pressure for taxpayer bailout.
Patricia Adams: There’s no evidence that deferred prosecution agreements enhance anything other than agency budgets.