Post-Meng and Release of the Michaels, Canada Needs Tougher China Policy

Commentary In his famous 1947 article “The Sources of Soviet Conduct,” the American diplomat and historian George Kennan described the “innate antagonism” between socialism and capitalism and how this had become “deeply embedded” in the foundations of the Soviet regime, making peaceful coexistence between the Soviet Union and the West difficult. “It means that there never can be on Moscow’s side any sincere assumption of a community of aims between the Soviet Union and powers it regards as capitalist,” he wrote. Kennan’s observation comes to mind as we observe how things have unfolded between China and the West, particularly Canada. Feelings of mass elation swept Canada last week as Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were finally released after having spent over 1,000 days in captivity in China, right after Meng Wanzhou was released due to a deal struck with Washington to drop charges. The swiftness with which Beijing released the …

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