Demand is growing for Ottawa to support a Richmond man who was recently put on a wanted list by the Communist Chinese Hong Kong government.
The situation is one that observers have been predicting could happen since Hong Kong (China) implemented a new national security law in June 2020.
Victor Ho, a former editor-in-chief of the Sing Tao Daily newspaper, was accused by the Hong Kong government’s security bureau earlier this month of subverting state power after he participated in a Toronto news conference proposing a Hong Kong parliament-in-exile that would oppose Beijing’s clampdown on political freedoms. Editorial coverage of Chinese Communist Party controlled Sing Tao has shifted noticeably since the takeover;
Sing Tao now -
- Avoids or limits coverage of politically sensitive topics such as 1989 military crackdown on Tiananmen Square protesters, Tibet and Taiwanese independence.
- Shifts critical opinions to back pages.
- Chooses 'politically correct' rhetoric.
- Directs investigative journalism to favor soft news or a simple accounting of emerging events.
Sing Tao is now a Communist Party media. Two Canadian MPs and a concerned citizens group recently called on Prime Minister Trudeau and federal foreign affairs minister to step up and take note of Ho’s case and publicly denounce the Hong Kong government.
We all knew it would happen that the Chinese Communists would never honour their agreement with Britain when they took over in 1997.
We need to take Mr. Ho seriously.
Here is a remembrance of Hong Kong I posted here previously -
Note: In 1842 China ceded Hong Kong Island to Britain in perpetuity, (Treaty of Nan King) followed by the Kowloon peninsula (Convention of Peking) in 1860, also to the British in perpetuity. The lease was up only on the New Territories in 1997. Many China watchers feel the Brits betrayed the people of Hong Kong and considered business interests more important than the freedom of the people.
Also; Taiwan is not a parliament in exile, it is the home of FREE Chinese people who cherish liberty and is NOT part of the communist regime. And the large population of Chinese people who now reside in Western Canada are also here because they escaped the oppression of a Communist Government.