“We have to stand up for ourselves.”

China has arbitrarily detained two Canadian citizens for more than two years, threatening Canada’s interests, violating international treaties protecting the freedom of Hong Kong, home to tens of thousands of Canadians, and against countless Chinese citizens And genocide.

Conservative Rep. Michael Chong says all of this is why Canada needs to take a stronger stance in dealing with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its controlled Beijing government.

“Whenever Canada is threatened by China, the current government approach is passiveness and inequality,” Chung told The Epoch Times’ relevant media, NTD Television.

“If we ask other countries, other allies, and other partners to help us address the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party administration to Canada, we are for ourselves. We have to confront, and we don’t do that. Looking at a small country like Canada, which is as big as Canada, Canada has for Canada-China relations. It takes a much stronger stance on relations between Australia and China than it does. “

On March 27, China sanctioned Chung, a subcommittee of the Canadian Parliament, and two U.S. officials abused Uighurs and other Muslims in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in retaliation for the sanctions of Canada and the United States. He charged Chinese officials and groups for being involved. ..

A motion sponsored by Chung to declare Uighur abuse by China was unanimously passed by the House of Commons on February 22, 2021. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet abstained from voting.

Mr Chung said the Conservative Party is calling on the government to admit that the genocide is taking place. If that happens, we can take action against China. 1948 genocide Customs for punishing perpetrators.

“To that end, we are calling on the government to relocate the Beijing Olympics next winter. We are urging other allies to do the same, and from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. We are calling for new measures to ban the import of products. There is evidence that these products are produced by forced labor. “

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Local Falun Gong practitioners will participate in a major march in Washington on June 20, 2018, calling for the end of the persecution of spiritual practice in China. (Edward Die / Epoch Times)

Persecution of ethnic and religious minorities

Mr Chung said that when Canada and other Western nations welcomed the Communist Party of China to the world’s trade and investment system, it assumed that economic development would lead the authoritarian regime to democracy, but that did not happen.

“All they have done in the last three decades is to take advantage of their newly discovered prosperity to strengthen authoritarianism and persecution of minorities such as Falun Gong practitioners,” he said. Told.

“We have to admit that the assumption was wrong and propose a new approach to better protection of human rights, better protection of citizens, our company, and new policies on authoritarian regimes like China. No, “he said.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is spiritually based on the principles of truth, compassion, and forgiveness that, according to Chinese official estimates, have attracted about 70 to 100 million followers in China by the late 1990s. It is cultivation.

Former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin saw a number of Falun Gong practitioners as a threat to the Communist Party administration and launched an unprecedented campaign in 1999 to eradicate that practice. Since then, supporters have been targeted by arbitrary detention, torture, rape, and forced organs. harvest.

Besides Falun Gong practitioners and Uighurs, Chung said there are many infringements committed by the Chinese Communist Party.

“Just south of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, there are also long-standing human rights violations against Tibetans. In mainland China there are violations of the rights of other minorities, and in Hong Kong there are violations of rights and international treaties,” he said.

“Human rights abuses are serious and I think they need to be taken more seriously by countries like Canada.”

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On February 19, 2021, outside the Canadian Embassy in Washington, those considering China’s treatment of Uighur and Muslim minorities as a genocide encourage Canada and other countries. I am attending a rally. (Reuters / Rear Millis)

Hong Kong, Huawei, two Michaels

Mr. Chung said Canada violated the principle of “one country, two systems” and said more about Beijing’s National Security Act in Hong Kong and the subsequent crackdown on democratic movements, including Magnitsky’s sanctions on Hong Kong. He said he could do that. Responsible Hong Kong authorities.

“Some of the measures taken by the government are appropriate, but not enough. The government must clarify that this is unacceptable and impose Magnitsky sanctions on Hong Kong officials responsible for violating international law. You have to do that by doing so. “

Regarding Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, Chong said liberals should work with Canada’s allies to ban the construction of Canada’s 5G networks. Within the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance, Canada is the only country that does not ban or restrict participation in Huawei’s 5G mobile network.

“There is evidence that Huawei is a threat to national security. [because] Under Chinese law, they are required to cooperate in China’s national security and intelligence gathering, “he said.

“And most importantly, with regard to Uighur genocide … there is evidence that it is helping to build a surveillance system that is an integral part of the Chinese Communist Party’s tools to implement genocide in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.”

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Protesters slogan at a rally against the new National Security Act in Hong Kong on July 1, 2020. (Dale de la Rey / AFP via Getty Images)

Mr Chung said he was very concerned about the recent trials of Michael Kobrig and Michael Spaber, who have been detained in China since December 2019.

“The exam in China is a big show. The conviction rate is essentially 100 percent,” he said.

“It wasn’t long before the Liberal government took a much stronger position against China and revealed threats to civilians such as Mr. Kobrig and Mr. Spaber, and the illegal detention of Canadians. I think. Hussein Seryl It is unacceptable and will affect not only these threats to citizens and businesses, but also these threats to universal fundamental values, the values ​​enshrined in the United Nations system. “