Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
See also: Postmedia news report by Jeff Davis "Canada not pressured into extraditing Chinese fugitive: Baird" http://tinyurl.com/3lrc3ad
The Chinese TV news covered Mr. Lai's return live from Beijing Airport. There has been literally hours of reporting and commentary on it. The level of interest in the Lai matter in China is much higher than I had previously imagined.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
human rights record?
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
University who is a former diplomat in Beijing and has written books
on the Middle Kingdom, says the key to moving forward might be for Mr.
Baird to become familiar with the changing situation in China. At that
point, he may adjust Canada's foreign policy to become engaged in
trying to support the agents of change in the country-as opposed to
trying to convince the Chinese Communist Party leadership that
democracy and human rights are simply a good thing. This will involve
more of what Mr. Baird referred to as "people-to-people" ties, rather
"China strategy needed to confront human rights":
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
DFAIT Reaffirms that Canada Will Not Change Approach to China on Human Rights (Sorry I Only Have It in Chinese)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
June, the number of runaway corrupt officials – mainly supervisors and
managers from government departments, enterprises and institutions –
has reached 16,000, resulting in the transfer of 800 billion yuan
($119 billion) in assets to other countries or regions.
The report was allegedly retracted later by the central bank from its website.
Since 2007, at least 580 fugitives accused of illegal fundraising,
bank fraud, illegal transfer of funds abroad and contract fraud have
gone on the run in other countries, mostly in North America and
Southeast Asia, with Canada often cited as a haven for corrupt Chinese
officials and fugitives, the Ministry of Public Security revealed late
"Smuggler Lai Changxing nears extradition"