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RED CHINA SHADOW LOOMS OVER WEST

Professor Hamilton assembled his findings into a book,
SILENT INVASION: HOW CHINA IS TURNING AUSTRALIA INTO A PUPPET STATE
in which he named the people he identified
as being at the forefront of China's influence campaign.
But months before the book's planned release, his long-time publisher, Allen & Unwin,
told him it could no longer go forward as planned, saying it was worried about
"potential threats to the book and the company
from possible action by Beijing".

China's shadow looms over the West
by Nathan VanderKlippe, Jeff Gray, Alexandra Li in Beijing/Toronto, Globe & Mail, November 23, 2017

Alarmed by creeping Chinese influence on Australian political life, Clive Hamilton set out to investigate. Business and people connected to China had already become the biggest foreign financial contributors to the country's political parties. But "it seemed to me there was much more going on", said Prof Hamilton, a scholar at Charles Stuart University. He found much to write about -- only to become, himself, the subject of China's efforts to promote its agenda around the world, after fears of retaliation by Beijing caused his publisher to back away from a book containing his findings. Now he is warning about the risks of China's rising power -- including in Canada, which has become an important target for Beijing-led campaign that relies on shadowy government-funded agencies to spread influence among Chinese living overseas.

Such "united front" work has been called a "magic weapon" by President Xi Jinping, who echoed a formulation that dates all the way back to Mao Zedong. But Mr Xi has overseen an effort to enhance China's international standing unparalleled in recent history, either in China or among countries such as Russia or Turkey, whose foreign-influence campaigns Beijing has eclipsed in scale and ambition.... "We have expanded to the maximum extent the boundaries of unity and called on Chinese people from every corner of the world to secure the core interests of our country, and to contribute to our reform and development", Zhang Yijiong, administrative vice-minister of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party Central Committee, said in a rare public appearance in late October.

Critics, however, accuse Beijing of threatening the sovereignty of foreign political systems. It was that risk that Prof Hamilton sought to document. He tracked the rivers of money flowing into the Australian education system that "have made the universities beholden to China and extremely reluctant to do anything that might upset Beijing". He dug into work by Chinese emissaries "to turn the Chinese diaspora in Australia into a highly effective weapon for Beijing's diplomacy in this part of the world". He looked at opinion-makers espousing views favourable to China, some of whom "have been won over through financial ties to Chinese organizations". He looked at Chinese-language media in Australia, 90 per cent of which now "adopt a pro-Beijing political stance". He assembled his findings into a book, SILENT INVASION: HOW CHINA IS TURNING AUSTRALIA INTO A PUPPET STATE, in which he named the people he identified as being at the forefront of China's influence campaign. But months before the book's planned release, his long-time publisher, Allen & Unwin, told him it could no longer go forward as planned, saying in an e-mail it was worried about "potential threats to the book and the company from possible action by Beijing". In the email, first published by Australian media last week, the publisher cited "Beijing's agents of influence" and said printing the book would raise "the very high chance of a vexatious defamation action against Allen & Unwin, and possibly against you personally as well". "There have been, as far as I'm aware, no specific threats made to the publisher", Prof Hamilton said. "But, in a way, that's more worrying because it means the mere shadow of Beijing is enough to cause them to pull the plug on this book".

China's immense consumer market and economic power have made it a coveted business partner for countries around the world, not least Australia, which has benefited from its relative geographic proximity. But in courting Beijing, Australia has allowed China to gain so much sway, Prof Hamilton warns, that "it will take a decade of determined effort to unwind the program of influence that has been executed in this country". And, he says, other countries would do well to heed what he has experienced -- including Canada, where schools at all levels are increasingly reliant on tuition dollars from Chinese students, while Ottawa has approved controversial investments in sensitive sectors as it holds talks toward a free-trade agreement with Beijing.

Canada is far less economically reliant on China than Australia. But its large population of Chinese immigrants has also made it a target for the United Front Work Department and other arms orf the Communist Party and Chinese government tasked with exerting Beijing's influence abroad. A 2016 book UNITED FRONT THEORY AND THE FRONTIER OF ITS PRACTICE [by Beijing-based Chinese authors], says groups of large, relatively new immigrants overseas are "one of the most heated topics" for Chinese study, which has led researchers to devote special attention to countries such as Canada. The book then provides a description of networks of influence among the roughly one million Chinese immigrants who have arrived in Canada since 1980.... "The huge increase in population has given Chinese people stronger politicial influence in Canada. The number of Chinese people running for all levels of government positions is increasing. Some Chinese elites have had very impressive performances in elections", the authors [Chen Mingming and Ziao Cunliang] write in the book, which the Globe and Mail obtained in Beijing. Both researchers declined interview requests; Mr Xiao hung up on a reporter.

United-front work internationally serves two primary purposes: to understand what is happening amongst overseas Chinese and to use them to further Beijing's objectives, said Gerry Groot, a Chinese studies scholar at The Universtiy of Adelaide who has extensively studed the trend. Ethnic Chinese in positions of influence overseas are particularly valuable. "They hope to be able to use those sort of representatives directly or indirectly to help promote positions which are useful to China or to the Communist Party", Prof Groot said. "They hope that ethnic Chinese will be much more sympathetic to Chinese positions and be able to persuade audiences in other countries of the validity of those positions".... By 2010, it says, there were "oveseas Chinese" candidates in [Canadian] local, regional and school trustee elections....

In 2010, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Serivce [CSIS] warned that cabinet ministers in two provinces, as well as several municipal politicians in British Columbia, were suspected of operating under foreign influence.... See CHINA IN CANADA WARNS SPY CHIEF*

Critics say China's efforts are so wide-reaching that its "foreign influence activities have the potential to undermine the sovereignty and integrity of the poltitical system of targeted states". That was the conclusion of Anne-Marie Brady, a University of Canterbury professor who recently published a paper documenting extensive Chinese interference in New Zealand.... "New Zealand, like many other states in the world, is becoming saturated with the PRC's political influence activities", Prof Brady wrote, referring to the People's Republic of China. Those Chinese efforts create profound questions for diverse, democratic countries, where free speech is cherished and the idea of casting suspicion on an ethnic group is considered repugnant. At the same time, China's united-front efforts target a specific ethnic group. "It's a very difficult problem. And it's one that the united-front departments like because Western liberal democracies can tie themselves up in knots trying to figure out how best to cope with this", Prof Groot said. She added: "We need to be very clear-eyed about the fact that China as a communist state has all sorts of reasons and means to try to influence ethnic Chinese overseas".

Prof Hamilton has argued for tougher laws in response to "this new kind of influence that is being exerted on nations like Australia and Canada". Australia, for example, is planning new rules to force the registration of foreign agents. Canada has no such legislation, although such a law has long existed in the United States, where the USA China Economic and Security Review Commission recently recommended registering Chinese journalists as foreign agents. Prof Hamilton also called for Western countries to be vigilant in guarding their own values as China links its economic clout with a desire for global influence. "Humans have a remarkable capapcity to be blinded by money", he said. "And we are seeing that blindness exploited at all levels".


Beware effects of China's 'united front' in Canada: former envoy, CTV, Dec 8, 2017
UANGZHOU, China -- He [Canada's Prime Minister] was a curious 23-year-old in a bustling train station somewhere in China, at the height of its busiest season, Chinese New Year. He and his two friends didn't have tickets, but it didn't matter. "It was wonderful", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week in Beijing as he recalled his first adult excursion to the country. He'd been to China before, of course -- as a child, with his father [Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau] visiting on official political business -- but this trip was different. "The landscapes I got to see, the discovery of myself through travelling through China was extraordinary for me." Trudeau referenced the formative influence of his backpacking experiences in China repeatedly this week as he tried to sell the merits of doubling the number of Chinese tourists next year. With his pursuit of free trade, it is one part of a major plan to deepen relations with the economically ascendant People's Republic, the country Pierre Trudeau [former Prime Minister] established relations with the year [1972] before he was born. The attempt to create a tourism boon comes amid concern over a more malevolent form of cross-cultural influence -- a deliberate and unprecedented effort by Chinese President Xi Jinping to project the power of his country in ways that some say amounts to international political meddling. "China does have a strategy for influencing public opinion and political opinion in other countries on issues that are important to China," said David Mulroney, a former Canadian ambassador to China and a senior national security adviser. Under Xi, China has undertaken a co-ordinated campaign known as the "united front" to influence events in foreign countries, including Canada, said Mulroney. That includes mobilizing Chinese students and tapping the diaspora in Canada. During past visits by Chinese leaders to Ottawa, the Chinese embassy has bussed in students from Kingston and Montreal to counter the inevitable demonstrations against the Chinese government, he said. The protests are commonplace, ranging from the treatment of religious minorities in Tibet to allegations of organ harvesting. "The Chinese communist successfully links patriotism to support for the party and the government," Mulroney said. Chinese students often bristle at reading criticism about their country when abroad and feel embattled, so it can drive them to be "super patriots".... Trudeau was subjected to a more benign version of relentless Chinese messaging off the top of a meeting with the secretary of the Communist Party for Guangdong province, Li Xi on Guangzhou's picturesque Shamian Island. Instead of the usual minute of small talk that usually opens the photo-ops for such meetings, Li welcomed Trudeau with a 15-minute monologue about his province's priorities and aspirations. Trudeau sat patiently listening, occasionally smiling and nodding, his eyes fixed straight ahead at Li. When he was finished, the prime minister thanked his host for the warm welcome and remarked how vividly he recalled walking the tree-lined cobblestone streets of the neighbourhood they were in his halcyon backpacker days. This time, Trudeau need not have mentioned his formative busman's holiday. Li made sure to include that too in his welcoming monologue. See CANADA'S RED TRUDEAU

At a Chinese Internet giant, Trudeau sells Canada -- but is denied a live broadcast by Nathan VanderKlippe, GlobeMail, Dec 4, 2017
Beijing: ...Mr Trudeau [Canada's Prime Minister] spoke for nearly an hour in an event to promote Canada as a tourism destination.... Mr. Trudeau made no political remarks in his Sina appearance, speaking only about the "extraordinary" experience of backpacking through China in the early 1990s. For his efforts, he won tens of thousands of new followers.... Mr Trudeau, however, offered no public comment Monday on the role Weibo plays in aiding the Chinese government's bid to purge online discourse of discussions it deems off-limits -- and punish those who violate its demands.... Mr Trudeau's silence on Sina's role in policing free speech drew criticism from human rights advocates.... Tourism is a major push for Canadian officials as they seek to boost Canadian profits from China's rise. Chinese tourists have in recent years become a coveted and heavy-spending demographic of travellers. But Canada badly lags other countries in wooing them. Last year, Australia counted 1.2 million Chinese tourist arrivals; France had two million visitors. Canada had 610,139 overnight arrivals from China. Ahmed Hussen, Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said last month "Canada can easily double or triple or quadruple the numbers." Next year has been designated an official year of Canada-China tourism, and Chinese tourism firms are already moving to promote Canada.... Trudeau took the stage with four millennial Chinese who recently took trips to Canada funded by Canadian tourism authorities. Mr Trudeau presented himself as a fellow traveller, striking common cause in the thrills and stresses of discovering new places -- and then returning home to discover that "you no longer quite fit" into the spaces left behind....

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GlobeMail, Nov 30, 2017

RED CHINA SHADOW LOOMS OVER WEST

MAYDAY MAYDAY CHINA TAKING CANADA

JFK SAY USA WON'T TRADE WITH RED CHINA
(JFK's last press conference, November 14, 1963, one week before assassination)

CHINA TRAPPING & SKINNING CANADA

RED TRUDEAU-2 SHEDS SHIRT & JOBS

COMMUNISTS ENSLAVE BRITISH FREE PRESS

RUSSIAN KGB BUYS UK NEWSPAPERS

KING EDWARD ABDICATION A CONSIRACY

CANADA PULLS RICKSHAW FOR RED CHINA

BOBBY FISCHER'S ORWELLIAN END GAME

CHESS MEN VAPORIZING FISHER

JFK OPPOSED MONOLITHIC CONSPIRACY

GOLDSTEIN CONSPIRACY IN 1984

ORWELL ARCH-ENEMY OF MARX

GOUZENKO OUTED TRUDEAU SPIES

STALIN PROUD OF KHADR SHOW TRIAL

CHINA'S INVISIBLE BLACK HAND

MONSTER MAO UNKNOWN STORY

SECRET WORLD CHINA COMMIE PARTY

CHINA FOODFIGHT FOR CANADA POTASH

LENIN-MAO MAN-MADE STARVATION

* CHINA IN CANADA WARNS SPY CHIEF

MCCARTHY/JFK/BOBBY & POWS

KOREA POW PHOTO BEEN SEEN

USA POWS IN KOREA LOCATED

CHINA EVIL BEYOND SHANGHAI

CANADA BLOODY SEVERED-HEAD STATUES

ANYTHING MADE IN AMERICA?

CHINA BUY BUY AMERICAN PIE

LENIN-MAO MOCK CANADA OLYMPICS

MEDAL SLUMP PANICS RUSSIANS

RUSSIA IN CANADA'S SCIENCE WORLD

RUSSIA & CHINA SKATING CONSPIRACY

TROTSKY REVELLED IN SOVIET EVIL

CANADA COMMIE LENIN-MAO STATUE

LONG WALK FROM STALIN'S GULAG

MCCARTHY DEMAND CHINA FREE POWS

MCCARTHY ON CHINA & NORTH KOREA

PRESUME POWS ALIVE NOT DEAD

LIVE POWS WEST ABANDONED

JOE MCCARTHY'S SECRETARY SPEAKS

CHINA TALONS IN CANADA OIL SANDS

CHINA RAILROADING CONGO RAILROAD

OZ & CANADA FUEL CHINA'S NUKES

PANAMA CHINESE SHORTCUT

USA FORFEITS ICELAND TO RUSSIA

PALIN RIGHT ON RUSSIA

ZIMBABWE SPADE RED CHINA

CHINESE FORTUNE-COOKIE

CONGO RICHES CHINA NOW

OZ PM SPIED FOR CHINA

TIME MAN-IN-SAIGON SPY

CHINA NUKES THRU PANAMA?

USA DOWNPLAYS CHINA THREAT

USA LETS CHINA SCAN NUKES

CHINA POLLUTION HITS AMERICA

CHINA RAIN-CONTROLLED OLYMPICS

THE UNPARALLELED INVASION

CHINA'S TORTURED DISSIDENTS

CHINA SHANGHAIING CANADA

KABILA-CHINA-GORILLAS-NKUNDA

CHINA'S AFRICAN EMPIRE

CHINA OILS SUDAN GENOCIDE

MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE MUGABE

AMERICA ON RUSSIAN ROCKS

MADE-IN-CHINA FOOD?

RUSSIAN COAL TO NEWCASTLE

CHINA IS SANTA'S SWEATSHOP

CHINESE GULLIVER IN AMERICA

ORWELL & LENIN DIED & HISS JAILED

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION READING

ZAMBIA NOT FOR CHINA

CHINA'S DR FLU HEADS WHO

CHINA DRAGON ENTERS AFRICA

CHINA PUTS ON AFRICAN MASK

CANADA'S TOP 100 CHINESE

CANADA GATE FOR CHINA

AFRICA SILK ROAD TO CHINA

AFRICANS LASH OUT AT CHINA

JFK DEFENDS PATRIOT MCCARTHY

FABIAN'S WEBB WORSHIPPED LENIN

MASSIVE MAO MOUNTS TIBET

CANADA GROVELS TO COMMUNISTS

HUEY LONG & JOE MCCARTHY HEROES

CHARLES' CHINA TAKEAWAY TALK

CHINA AND US

PANAMA CANAL DEATH KNELL

CHINA ATTACK USA BY PANAMA?

JAPAN NUKED BUT NOT KOREA

SOUTH KOREA'S HELL AT HAN

ORWELL ON TROTSKY ON STALIN

CANADA & USA IN CHINA BOAT

MACARTHUR, JFK, KOREA & VIETNAM

MAO'S MAN SPIED ON KAI-SHEK

RICH RUSSIANS LIKE LENIN

USSR USING WEAPONIZED WEATHER

USA HANDS USSR SPACE STATION

CHINA TALKS TOUGH TO CANADA

TIBET & TIANANMEN TYRANT HU

REMEMBER WHO HU IS

MAO: THE UNKNOWN STORY

RED CHINESE CAPITALIST BANKERS

MAYTAG LONELY CHINAMAN NOW

MUGABE HAS YELLOW FEVER

USA GAVE CHINA PANAMA CANAL

CHINA SPYING ON CANADA & USA

ATOMIC-BOMB SCIENTIST COMMUNIST

CHINA'S FOOT IN TAR SANDS DOOR

IBM = I-BE-MANDARIN

CHINA CLOTHES STRIP AMERICANS

AMERICANS' VIETNAM CONFUSION

USA APPLAUDS CHINA TAKE CARRIBEAN

COMMUNIST CAPITALIST ORWELL MOVIES

SELLING ROPE TO HANG US

THE CHINESE ARE COMING!

CANADA/USSR DEAL IN LNG

WHERE'S THE BEEF GONNA GO?

CANADA'S HUSKY BARKING CHINESE

VISITORS FROM CHANGPING

PM LAUDS CHINA TAKING-OVER

CHINA DEAL NOT BENEFICIAL

CHINA FLEXING MILITARY MUSCLE

CHINA'S SLAVE WORKERS

USSR STEALING CANADA'S STEEL

LAOGAI IS CHINESE GULAG

A NICKEL FOR YOUR KINGDOM

CANADA BUYING USSR'S GAS

CHINA DEVOURING CANADA'S METAL

CHINADA'S SOVIETIZATION

RUSSIAN WAR GAMES ANYONE?

INDIA, ORWELL, JFK & CHINA

POWs & MIAs BETRAYED BY KERRY

GULAG BONES UNCOVERED

COMMUNISM'S TRUE BELIEVERS

MY JOURNEY THROUGH FAMINE STRICKEN RUSSIA, 1933

EXPERIENCES IN RUSSIA, 1931, A DIARY

SOVIET UNION FAMINE EXPOSURE, 1930-1933

NO ESCAPE FOR GULAG PRISONERS

CHICOM HATES FREE TAIWAN

AUSTRALIA'S PERSECUTED PAULINE

SPYING FOR STALIN WAS BAD, RIGHT?

MCCARTHY'S UN THOUGHTS

SOVIET GULAG'S HAUNTING LEGACY

COLD WAR, WARM WAR

SOVIET DEFECTOR IGOR GOUZENKO

RUSSIA IS HELL'S INFERNO

MOSCOW MUSIC

CANADA'S RED TRUDEAU

STALIN'S LIAR IN NEW YORK

MCCARTHY GLIMPSED VISCIOUS TRUTH

SUPERMAN A SOVIET - CLARK KENT A COMMIE

COMMUNISTS COINED "MCCARTHYISM"

CHINESE TAKE-OVER

ORWELL'S "CRYPTO-COMMIE" LIST

COMMUNIST CRIMES EXPOSED

CHINA'S COMMUNIST CAPITALISTS

WORDS OF WARNING TO AMERICA

LENIN BEHIND ENVIRONMENTALISTS

STALIN: KOBA THE DREAD II

DARK SIDE OF RED ARMY'S LIBERATION OF GERMANY

CORPORATE COMMUNISM

CANADA'S SECRET SOVIET SCHOOL

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