fredag 19. juli 2019

Can Canada and China ‘Harmonize’ Relations? Or Will We Be the Next Sacrificial Chicken?

This book by a German reporter ought to change Canadian foreign policy overnight. But if it doesn’t, it will still have made its point: China has become almost too big to quarrel with, even as it becomes more quarrelsome. Canada needs to show Beijing that threats will get it nowhere, whatever it costs us and whatever the fate of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Kai Strittmatter is an old China hand, fluent in the language and with long stints in the country. He’s spoken with many officials, intellectuals and dissidents, and understands the dramatic transformations that Deng Xiaoping and his successors have imposed first on China and then on the rest of the world.