edited to correct pronouns as Kuttner is non-binary
You missed my point so I will try to clarify. Canadian politicians should just shut their fucking mouths about other countries when our track record on human rights is that we are engaged in an ongoing genocide. Who the fuck is she or any or the other Green candidates to lecture other countries on "human rights" abuses. However the fact that you think that a politician for a third rate party in Canada making comments would attract deadly reprisals against her family is indeed demonization.
You are way missing the point here. Kuttner isn't criticizing China. They was asked about China and declined to answer on the basis of having family in Hong Kong. The implication of course is that something could happen to them I don't know what but obviously not something good. That doesn't seem far-fetched to me. What do you think Kuttner meant? Did you bother to watch the clip? See Kuttner's discomfort? They has the right to fear for their family without being accused of demonization.
Our treatment of indigenous peoples is horrible but Kuttner isn't responsible for that and they supports indigenous rights. I think Kuttner has a right to care about their family too. Kuttner is a person as well as a politician.
Just because some people have ulterior motives for criticizing China doesn't mean everyone criticizing China is doing the same.
When we are critical of the US does that mean we are demonizing them? For example, condemning them for separating children from their families at the border among about a gazillion sins. It seems to me China does have human rights issues. So does Saudi Arabia but we are selling them weapons. We are involved in criminal military action against countries that are no threat to us or wouldn't be if we didn't overthrow their governments and what not. Our guilt doesn't confer innocence on them.