Global Times, under Chinese state daily news People’s Daily, reported that a former Canadian diplomat suggested that Canadians should not be fooled by Chinese illusion. Former senior diplomat Brian McAdams, an expert on Chinese mafia and spy activities, has been working in the diplomatic field for 30 years in Europe, and the Middle East and Far East.
Now an international consultant, Brian suggested that the West has been fooled by five Chinese “illusions”: (1) Canada benefits from trade with China; (2) China has 1.3 billion consumers; (3) China is embracing democracy; (4) China improved on the human rights front; (5) China is friendly. None of these is true, he believes. As an example, Chinese spying activities in Canada is “startling”
Source: Global Times, September 10, 2008.