While telecom giant Huawei has been accused of being a high tech spy agency for the Chinese Communist party, I saw some low tech, old school Chinese spying happening in Vancouver yesterday while awaiting the decision on the fate of Huawei CFO Meng Wangzhou.
Meng is accused in the United States of bank fraud and breaking sanctions against Iran. and has been fighting extradition in the Canadian courts.
Conspicuously dressed people from the Chinese consulate, along with Huawei officials, were outside the courthouse, directly across from the pro-freedom, anti-Huawei protesters holding signs and chanting for liberty for Hong Kong, the Uyghur people, and for two Canadians held political prisoner by the Communist Government since the arrest of Meng at the Vancouver airport in 2018.
I noticed some of the identically dressed men taking pictures of the protesters. I asked some of the protesters if they were worried about themselves and their families back in China, knowing their political activities against the Chinese state are being monitored here on Canadian soil.
The protesters were taking great personal risk to warn us, their fellow freedom-loving Canadians, about the dangers of China. We should heed their warnings and so should our politicians. We shouldn’t let the Chinese surveillance state telecom company, Huawei, anywhere near Canadian networks.
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