All are welcome to participate in the monthly Book Club! The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 8th at 1:30pm. We will discuss Claws of the Panda by Jonathan Manthorpe.
Claws of the Panda: Beijings Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada tells of China’s attempts to infiltrate and influence Canadian politics, academia, and media and to monitor and intimidate Chinese Canadians.
You can join via zoomchurch or phone in to 647-374-4685 or 647-558-0588, and give ID 230-553-7702, followed by ##
According to Goodreads, Claws 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.