Nobody denies the primary priorities of vaccination for COVID-19: almost universally, both governments across the world and civil society have joined hands to agree that front-line workers (who have been suffering and dying while caring for their populations) and the elderly, who are overwhelmingly at risk of death by COVID.
The United States has become the first country to condemn China for genocide over state persecution of the Uyghur people in the western Xinjiang province. In one of his final acts as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, made the determination that the Chinese Communist Party has committed crimes against humanity,
Canada's top diplomat expressed 'grave concern' on behalf of the Canadian government concerning the ongoing human rights abuses against Uyghur ethnic and religious minorities in the Xinjiang region of northwest China.
The world needs a better foundation in the benefits of capitalism. Indeed, the principles of the capitalist economic system have been degraded by many in recent years as the world has grappled to make open markets and globalization work. Those in North America have seen reduced opportunity in manufacturing and traditional blue collar sectors
The Canadian Freedom Insitute is pleased to announce that our newsletter on China has reached 20,000 subscribers. The China Letter is a weekly email newsletter that was started in January 2020 as the Coronavirus pandemic was peaking in China prior to it gaining significant foothold in Europe and North America. The China Letter's growth
The Trade Letter is coming soon to your inbox. The Canadian Freedom Institute announced today that Adam Taylor will be joining CFI to author a weekly newsletter of free and fair trade. International markets have been disrupted by the global pandemic and many are wondering how politics, protectionism, onshoring, and supply chain considerations will
Think tanks suffer from one big problem. Yes, they have some of the brightest policy minds in the world coming up with solutions for some of the greatest challenges of our time, however, what good are world-class policy papers if nobody reads them. As with most organizations in the knowledge sector, think tanks have
It didn’t take long for the new national security law, which was passed by China on June 30, to be enacted for arrests of more than 300 protesters in Hong Kong. Minutes after it was official, several pro-democracy activists quit. It came into effect 23 years after Hong Kong returned to China, as the Communist party kicks off its 100th year.
It may take nine more months for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to learn if she’ll be extradited to the U.S. to face trial on fraud charges, but the discussion about it has recently increased. Earlier this week, Meng had both a former Canadian justice minister and former Supreme Court judge saying the country has the legal authority to give her freedom. A Canadian Senator then made the same case in Parliament.
Chinese activists based in the U.S. found their account suspended after a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre. The video chat company admitted they removed Humanitarian China’s access to comply with “local laws,” but reinstated the account following criticism.