It's true... China hasn't used tanks and machineguns on a few thousand of their own citizens in the last little while... but, seriously, isn't that setting the geopolitical bar a little on the low side?
Also, I've just gotta say... I'm not sure I need human rights advice from a guy who apparently thinks the Dalai Lama is one of the bad guys.
"To make a broad statement is easy," he said. "Of course, Tibet is a problem. But Tibet has been a province for them for a long, long time. To make the Dalai Lama an honourary citizen of Canada was not a compliment to China."See, that's the thing Jean... it's actually not about sucking up to China.
It's about doing the right thing.
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Mo Strong's enabler and fixer has been wheeled out to remind us that Canada (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Corporation) has strayed and must be brought back in to line."And, more specifically...
From Friday's Globe and MailWhole article in the comments.
February 6, 2004 at 6:51 AM EDT
Beijing — Less than two months after stepping down as prime minister, Jean Chretien is moving quickly to forge a relationship with China's wealthiest and most powerful business conglomerate.
Making a surprisingly speedy entrance onto the global business stage, Mr. Chretien will arrive in China this weekend with a team of Power Corp. executives to meet some of China's most influential business leaders.
LAST WORD: Your Liberal Party in action...
"To his credit, Peter Worthington wasn't afraid to mention the Sidewinder report in an op-ed in 2005."*
"If anyone has the link to the once available surviving copy of the original Sidewinder report (officially ordered destroyed by the Chretien government), let me know, and I'll rehost them myself."