The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa has called out Canada over its alleged hypocrisy for denouncing China’s ruthless suppression of the Hong Kong democracy movement in 2019, but then using similar tactics to smash the Freedom Convoy protest movement in 2022.
Breitbart reports: “Back in 2019, when radical elements assaulted the police and wantonly disrupted public order in Hong Kong, the Canadian side asserted that it will “stand up loudly and clearly for human rights all around the world” and wantonly criticized, maligned and smeared the Hong Kong police force,” the Chinese embassy recalled.
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“In the eyes of some people in Canada, similar protests and demonstrations should be referred to differently in different places. In Hong Kong, they are a ‘human rights movement,’ but in Canada they are ‘a threat to democracy.’ Such stark double standard is unacceptable,” the embassy snidely concluded.
Some of the Canadians responding to China’s needling were eager to see their Freedom Convoy crackdown and raise them a Tiananmen Square massacre, while others dismissed China’s old rhetorical trick of drawing moral equivalence between its vicious political repression and the justice systems of more civilized nations. Chinese propagandists are always eager to seize on controversies related to crime or police work in Western countries and tout them as proof that democracy is no less unjust than Beijing’s fascism.
After China imposed its tyrannical “national security law” on Hong Kong to stamp out the democracy movement in 2020, Canada became a popular destination for Hong Kong refugees, especially Vancouver and Toronto.
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