Communist China is an Enemy, Period

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on June 1, 2021

In a report by the CBC about Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole calling for an investigation of the Winnipeg virology lab’s ties to the Communist Chinese government through their lab in Wuhan, what was troubling about the cover was the CBC author, John Tasker’s framing of the Canada-China relationship at the end of his article.

Tasker said that:

The relationship soured after Canada arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on U.S. orders in 2018. The Chinese government subsequently arrested two Canadians, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig. The two have been in Chinese custody for 904 days.

Not only is this simply false, but it pushes a subtle pro-Beijing narrative by pretending that Canada and Communist China were the greatest of friends until Canada made the perfectly reasonable move to arrest Wanzhou for committing fraud in order to circumvent US sanctions of the terrorist-supporting/funding Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iranian regime sniper overlooking protesters (Photo from the Associated Press)

Iranian regime sniper overlooking protesters (Photo from the Associated Press)

Maybe Tasker is not intending to say anything that would favour the Chinese government in this situation, but it is a common misconception that China was somehow a close ally or friend up until December 1, 2018. In reality, China and especially the CCP government have since 1949 been a major opponent to democracy and the moral leadership of the United States and its allies on the world stage.

The imprisoning of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, and the spread of the lab-born virus COVID-19 did not change China from a hero into a villain, rather it just gave Canada a glimpse of what China is really like under the CCP.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response back to O’Toole and the Conservatives in Parliament last week calling their criticisms of his lax and cooperative attitude towards China “racist” was a recent example of the liberal-internationalist rot inside the Canadian government.

Trudeau said: 

We will not give in to pandering to anti-Asian racism. We have seen enough of a rise in intolerance across the country these past months. We need to continue to stand strong in supporting diversity

The funny thing is the Conservatives had never really been that tough on China in the past, even Maxime Bernier, who is anti-China today, back in 2016 was claiming that China had “less government and more freedom” than Canada and that we need to trade more openly with them.

The Republic of China (Taiwan) is what a real ally looks like but the great masses of liberal-internationalists in the Canadian government see little difference between the two due to their belief that original sin is a lack of cooperation, so no matter how repressive, and murderous, a country’s government is, Canada’s duty to show up, a gift basket in hand, ready to sign any lop-sided trade deal offered.

The Communist government of China is still the same government that killed anywhere from 50 to 100 million people through work camps, famines, and politically motivated killings. Even today the CCP government has millions of Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps, in order to strip away their culture, and religion, which has been declared a genocide by Canada’s Parliament, a vote Trudeau refused to be present for.


Canada with China, or any other authoritarian t regime, should be actively trying to separate itself from having any trade or friendly diplomatic relationships with them unless they are strategic allies that are also actively making positive reforms like Saudi Arabia, which has been slowly moderating over the past decade.

Countries like, Iran, China, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Turkey, Venezuela, Equatorial Guinea, the Russian Federation, and many others, cannot be allowed to plunder the wealth of Western democracies like Canada and the United States through continued unethical free trade, and instead should be sanctioned, and sidelined on the world stage.

Russian Federation troops in Gori during their attempted invasion of the Republic of Georgia in 2008.

Russian Federation troops in Gori during their attempted invasion of the Republic of Georgia in 2008.

Canada under Trudeau is a country unaware of the fact that China, as a country run by Marxist Communists, sees everything in terms of power, every trade agreement and moment of military cooperation is merely a way for them to gain more power to leverage against us later.  That is the main thrust behind China’s Belt and Road Initiative which seeks to consolidate economic power in Central Asia, Africa, and Eurasia, by making the regions economically dependent on them.

Canada has to beat China at its own power game, or Canada will continue being played and merely become a pawn of an overseas Communist regime through economic dependence. 

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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