Claws of the Panda: Beijing's Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada
DescriptionClaws of the Panda tells the story of Canada's failure to construct a workable policy towards the People's Republic of China. In particular the book tells of Ottawa's failure to recognize and confront the efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to infiltrate and influence Canadian politics, academia, and media, and to exert control over Canadians of Chinese heritage. Claws of the Panda gives a detailed description of the CCP's campaign to embed agents of influence in Canadian business, politics, media and academia. The party's aims are to be able to turn Canadian public policy to China's advantage, to acquire useful technology and intellectual property, to influence Canada's international diplomacy, and, most important, to be able to monitor and intimidate Chinese Canadians and others it considers dissidents. The book traces the evolution of the Canada-China relationship over nearly 150 years. It shows how Canadian leaders have constantly misjudged the reality and potential of the relationship while the CCP and its agents have benefited from Canadian naivete.
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About the Author
Jonathan Manthorpe is the author of three books on international relations, politics and history, including the national bestseller and one of the Globe and Mail's Top 100 Books of 2019, Claws of the Panda: Beijing's Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada. Over his 50-year career as a journalist, he has been the foreign correspondent in Asia, Africa and Europe for Southam News, the European Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star and the national reporter for the Globe and Mail. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
"A sweeping and authoritative book on how China has spied on Canada, infiltrated businesses, stolen government secrets and harassed Canadian-Chinese citizens for decades."--Vancouver Sun