As China takes an authoritarian turn by detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of Huawei’s CFO, America’s best defense is democracy and the rule of law
China is in the midst of a massive propaganda campaign highlighting 40 years of “reform and opening”. But China today more closely resembles the Hotel California – you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.
That’s the takeaway from the unjust arrests of two Canadian nationals – Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor – by China’s state security services. But the story goes much deeper, into the widespread crackdown on anything perceived as a threat to the Chinese Communist party (CCP), and what it means for America and its democratic allies.
The recent unjust arrest of two Canadians makes clear that Beijing views foreigners as pawns in power politics