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China is not our friend

By Andrew Caddell      

Canada should seek other opportunities in Asia, and hold on to the foundations of our own political culture.

Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye speakers to reporters at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa on Jan. 17 in the wake of Canada’s detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and China’s detention of two Canadians on national security allegations. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Max Weber, the great German sociologist and philosopher, theorized that political culture and not written documents took precedence in determining a society’s nature of governance. He recognized most Western democracies were a reflection of their open societies and economies and their foundations on the rule of law.

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