Dominic Cardi says Canada must make necessary preparations for any conflict with Beijing
Canada needs to embrace and prepare for a scenario where “China believes they are at war with us,” says New Brunswick MLA’s Dominic Cardi.
speak in book launch At an event in Toronto on November 25, the former NB Education Minister said the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was taking a hostile stance against Canada and Western democracies, and that Canada would not enter into any conflict. I warned you that you should also be prepared.
Cardi told the audience at the publication of The China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the Chinese Communist Party’s Tyranny by Asian policy and geopolitical expert Benedict Rogers.
“In the 1930s, Winston Churchill spoke of the War Party and the Peace Party. These are not political parties, either they seek to deal with fascism or Nazism through appeasement, or they perceive that the best way to avoid war is to prepare for it. It was a coalition of people who were
Cardy said it’s time to take a similar approach to dealing with the CCP.
“We have to accept that China believes they are at war with us,” he said. “we [need to] We begin to believe that we are at war with China, and begin making the necessary preparations militarily, socially, and economically to rapidly cut off our economies from countries that do not share our values. “
“We have to start with all of us”
Taiwan’s top envoy shares similar views with Cardi. At a hearing before the Congressional Canada-China Committee on November 1, Harry Ho-Jen Tseng, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Affairs Bureau of Canada, referred to a message from the recent 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China as ” He warned parliamentarians not to “play lightly.” And he “prepared not to suffer damage in the near future.”
A political report delivered by [Chinese leader] Xi Jinping sent a chilling message to all of us in a like-minded group on October 16 [of democracies]Tseng said, emphasizing that Xi used the word “security” more than 75 times in his speech.
Xi Jinping’s speech emphasized that the Communist Party’s regime will “strengthen protective measures to ensure economic, key infrastructure, financial, cyber, data, biological, resource, nuclear, space and maritime security.”
Xi added that the CCP will “hold high the great banner of socialism” and transform China into a country that “leads the world in combined national strength and international influence by the middle of the century.”
Khadi, who oversaw the removal of Beijing’s Confucius Institutes from public schools when he was minister of education, said defense against the CCP “must start with politics.”
“All of us, as citizens of a free country, must have the courage to stand up and stand up against politicians who try to appease China and stand up to businessmen who want to profit from slave labor,” he said. said. He said.
The MLA proposed implementing the “war party” Churchill spoke of.
“Let’s try to avoid these battlefields by starting this war now by forming war parties around Canada and democracies and starting to tell China ‘no more’.”
In late November, Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Jolie unveiled Canada’s long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy, calling for joint action with allies to confront China.
The strategy recognizes Beijing’s ambition to rewrite international norms to its advantage, its continued militarization of the region, and its “forced diplomacy” and non-market trade practices such as forced labor. These are affecting countries such as Canada, among other priorities.
Issues such as national security, economy and prosperity, democratic values, climate change and human rights “are shaped by Canada’s relationship with the Indo-Pacific,” Jolie said.
“China’s sheer size and influence requires cooperation to address some of the world’s existential pressures, including climate change, biodiversity loss, global health, and nuclear proliferation. The Chinese economy also offers great opportunities for Canadian exporters,” the strategy said.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not commented since the Indo-Pacific strategy was announced. Retweet Some of it was posted on Twitter by his cabinet focused on promoting trade and cooperation in the region.
Trudeau faced By Xi, a bystander at the November 16 G20 summit, the CCP leader told him he should not have “leaked” the details of their conversation the day before to the media. “Otherwise, it’s hard to say what will happen,” Xi said.
Trudeau’s office said the prime minister had expressed concern over Chinese interference in Canada and media reports of de facto police stations operating in Canada, among other issues.
“I don’t need an apology”
Cardi said he was witnessing a “virtually unprecedented period of weakening” in Canadian democracy and in the wider Western democratic world.
“And the forces of division, extremism and populism amplified by social media are sometimes funded by state actors such as Russia, China and Iran. ‘, he said.
Cardi said political discussions need to take precedence to counter Beijing’s dictatorship.
“I think it has to be the people who stand up in the House. We need more people willing to speak up about the fact that we’re not going to put up with this,” he said.
“There is no need to apologize for the need for further action.”
Andrew Chen contributed to this report.