CanadaThe phenomenon of election interference by China continues to expand. Canadian media reported on a Canadian Security Intelligence Service document that the Chinese government selected a candidate and the Vancouver Chinese Association to interfere in last year’s Vancouver municipal election. used the power of ,
In this election, former mayor Kennedy Stewart, who was friendly to Taiwan, was defeated and Ken Sim, a descendant of Hong Kong immigrants, became Vancouver’s first mayor.SugarMayor.
Shen Guanjian denied media reports at a press conference today, saying that such allegations are racially motivated. He said: “If I were a white male, there would be no such conversation.”
A Canadian Security Intelligence Service document obtained by Canada’s The Globe and Mail outlines that China’s consul general in Vancouver, Tong Xiaoling, played chess with the Chinese diaspora in an effort to win over a pro-Beijing candidate. Tong Xiaoling said, “All eligible voters need to come out and vote for a specific Chinese-Canadian candidate.”
The document mentions that Tong Xiaoling has chosen a candidate, and based on the opinions of all parties, he will evaluate whether this person is “worthy of cultivation”. The man’s name was not in the ISIS document.
During his tenure, Stewart did not shy away from criticizing China’s human rights violations, praised Taiwan’s democratic achievements on several occasions, and actively promoted the formation of a “friendship city” between Vancouver and Kaohsiung. At the time, the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver strongly criticized Stewart, saying that “Taiwan is a part of China, and we firmly oppose any contact mechanism between the officials of Vancouver and Taiwan.”
In the previous year’s Vancouver municipal election, Shane Guanjian defeated Stewart by a margin of 37,000 votes between the two. Stewart himself said that China’s interference did not lead to defeat, but emphasized that Tong Xiaoling clearly interfered in Canada’s internal affairs,federal governmentThis should not have been tolerated and should have been fired a long time ago.
Cai Chunsong, Taiwan’s commissioner for overseas Chinese affairs in Vancouver, told the central news agency: “China’s evil forces are everywhere, as long as they are friends with Taiwanese politicians, they will be targeted. It is not only between Taiwan and Canada.” harms relations, but also damages Canada’s democratic system. The federal government should not pardon traitors.”
“The targeting and interference of Canadians by the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party is the most significant strategic threat to Canadian security,” the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said in a statement today.
Earlier, the media had disclosed other documents from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, showing that China was involved in covert funding or campaign activities of some candidates during the 2019 and 2021 federal elections. This news created panic among the people of Canada.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday appointed former Governor-General David Johnson as a special envoy to investigate allegations of election interference by China.
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