At the moment there is much irony to be found in the crisis in Canada-China relations, precipitated by the arrest and detainment of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver.
Not only have two Canadians been arrested on suspicion of committing espionage, China has threatened retribution to trade and commerce if Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is not released.
The U.S. remains the world's dominant power in every respect, with no serious rival. But that does not stop the U.S. from mounting campaigns of fear and paranoia about potential threats to its power.
I'm not saying China is a mensch and we aren't. Yet it feels like Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril are back. Where did they go, like Joe DiMaggio, so it seemed they'd vanished forever?
By co-operating with the U.S. request to extradite Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada is enabling rogue and reckless behaviour by the Trump administration.
David J. Climenhaga
Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor smuggled six Americans out of Tehran in 1979. It's hard to imagine the U.S. returning the favour today.
Asia Pacific Currents
Sheung So of the Hong Kong based NGO Labour Education and Service Network talks about control of workers by the Chinese Communist Party.
In ongoing talks with Japan and the EU, the U.S. plans to use the precedent created by a concession granted in the USMCA to advance the American goal of punishing China for its trade practices.
In 'Complicit', Heather White exposes the ongoing abuses of workers' right in Chinese megafactories. She talks with host David Peck about activist Yi Yeting and the only ones who can force change.
The practice of Falun Gong includes mass arrests, "re-education" through torture, executions and widespread allegations of organ harvesting for the medical market.