The best insurance policy against Beijing’s aggression is a nuclear-armed military.
Patricia Adams is an economist and the Executive Director of Probe International, an independent think-tank and watchdog over the environmental consequences of Canadian government and corporate activities around the world. Her books include In the Name of Progress: The Underside of Foreign Aid, (Doubleday 1985), and Odious Debts: Loose Lending, Corruption and the Third World”s Environmental Legacy (Earthscan 1991), which exposes the jeopardy of years of loose lending for both the Third World’s environment and their economies, and proposes a legal remedy to place responsibility for the Third World’s debt crisis on the parties involved, instead of on First and Third World taxpayers. Pat also edited the English language translation of Yangtze! Yangtze!, the extraordinary critique by Chinese experts of the Three Gorges dam that inspired the democracy movement when it was first published in 1989, led to the postponement of the dam, and was subsequently banned by Chinese authorities. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Bahasa Indonesia.
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The third Michael
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Why is China’s police department still running Canada’s visa office in Beijing?
Because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an election, we may never know. The Canadian government says there is no cause for alarm. An investigation by Probe International’s Patricia Adams and Lawrence Solomon […]
China’s energy actions speak louder than its climate pledges
China is hell-bent on increasing CO2 emissions to meet its often-stated strategic objective of world domination. Probe International’s Patricia Adams gets behind the charade on China’s climate change dance with the West.
The Red and the Green: China’s useful idiots
Western environmentalists eager to promote their cause turn a blind eye to China’s aggression. A new report by Probe International’s Patricia Adams says China is playing western green groups. Save the world? […]
Patricia Adams: China’s quixotic lawyers take on the Communist party
They are turning the notion of civil disobedience on its head, demanding only that the government observe the rule of law.
Opinion: In China, defiance of totalitarian rule is spreading as fast as the coronavirus
The people are no longer fearful,’ says Chinese law professor, Xu Zhangrun. ‘As a result of this great virus, the people are enraged and they’ve had enough’. Read the new opinion piece on China’s growing people problem in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. By Patricia Adams, Executive Director of Probe International, for the National Post.
Why Canada needs to disentangle itself from a bullying China
Opinion: The likelihood that we are on the cusp of a new cold war must factor into our economic decision-making. In this opinion piece for the National Post, Patricia Adams of Probe International asks: “Would it have been prudent for Canada to cast its lot with the Soviet Union in the 1950s, when the geopolitical winds were blowing belligerent?”
Put SNC-Lavalin on trial
DPAs don’t cut it, says Patricia Adams of Probe International. A trial here or elsewhere would not only expose who knew what and when within the firm; it would also expose who in government might have been involved.
Trudeau is making Canada safe for corruption again with the SNC-Lavalin case
Canada has come full circle, with prosecution of corporate crimes again determined by politics. Read the latest from Probe International’s Patricia Adams on SNC-Lavalin in today’s National Post opinion.
China was the climate champion of Paris. Now it’s doing a complete U-turn
To meet its energy needs, China is aggressively pursuing every means at its disposal except green energy.
The road from Paris: China’s climate U-turn
“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!