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China’s security challenge—let’s use our resources

By Lawrence L. Herman       

Why has there been no guidance from Ottawa—let alone a policy framework—setting out Canada’s national security objectives in dealing with China?

In our relations with China, Canada is fortunate in having an admirable reservoir of expertise. It begs the question as to why Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne has not brought these experts together as a brain trust to provide outside advice on China’s security challenges, independent from Global Affairs and other policy bureaucrats, writes Lawrence L. Herman. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Even after all the concerns voiced these past years, including by our own intelligence service, we still do not have a clear sense of the Trudeau government’s position on Canada’s national security interests when it comes to China.

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