Monday, December 12, 2022

Canadian reporter caught falsely claiming Trudeau was briefed with names of 'Chinese-funded’ election candidates


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On November 7, 2022, Global News reporter Sam Cooper published a report titled “Canadian intelligence warned PM Trudeau that China covertly funded 2019 election candidates: Sources”.  Cooper has a problem though: on November 20, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau admitted that he was never briefed about supposed Chinese-funded election candidates, doesn’t know their names (if they even exist) and only learned of the alleged Chinese election interference from media reports. 

This is not the first time Cooper has spuriously attacked China’s government and Chinese-Canadians, by uncritically regurgitating the claims of Canadian intelligence agencies.

Sam Cooper is a journalist who often publishes unfounded articles to smear China and slander the Chinese community. When COVID hit Wuhan in 2020, Chinese demand for masks suddenly soared. Overseas Chinese donated masks and other personal protective items to China out of love. On April 30, 2020, Sam Cooper wrote a speculative report accusing the Chinese United Front groups in Canada of hoarding personal protective equipment for China. The purpose of Sam Cooper’s groundless accusation is to incite anti-China sentiment and describe the shortage of EPP facing Canada because of China’s conspiracy to harm Canada’s interests. This has caused great harm to the Chinese community.

When Wuhan was locked down, only China was on high alert action. No other country showed the willingness and actions to prepare anti-epidemic materials. Chinese-Canadians donated to China to fight the epidemic out of humanitarian love. In previous disasters, such as earthquakes or floods, Chinese Canadians have donated to charity, not only for China but also for major disasters in other countries. 

Sam Cooper chose to describe all public-spirited Chinese associations as undercover agents of the Chinese United Front in Canada. If all associations donating to China’s fight against the epidemic are agents of the United Front of the Communist Party of China, then the Chinese are all spies of the Communist Party of China. This article made many Chinese-Canadians in Vancouver feel insecure, especially the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. They are the main activists and organizers of charitable donations in the community. Cooper made them out to be Chinese government spies. Articles like Cooper’s incited anti-China sentiments, leading to a surge in violent crimes against Chinese Canadians during the epidemic. In particular, Vancouver Chinatown has become the hardest-hit area for violent racist hate crimes.  (more...)

Canadian reporter caught falsely claiming Trudeau was briefed with names of 'Chinese-funded’ election candidates

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