A stronger relationship with China’s despotic regime

A National Post article criticized the Liberal government’s China policy and the public relations effort being done to make it acceptable to Canadians.

The article quoted Paul Evans, a China specialist and professor of international relations at UBC who co-authored a paper urging a rewrite of the “narrative for deeper engagement” with China. “The most difficult part is explaining the necessity of living with China rather than expecting or requiring major changes in its basic institutions, even as we try to advance concepts like the rule of law and good governance and protect Canadian values and institutions at home,” wrote Evans and his colleague.