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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Canada’s Ties to China Make a Tangled Web

Diplomacy grows beside questionable business deals and ‘paranoid’ crackdown in China

Investigative journalist Ethan Gutman (centre) talks to a man attending his speech on Parliament Hill (left) and NDP MP Bill Siksay (right) on Nov. 1, 2010. (Matthew Little/The Epoch Times)
Epoch Times: Ethan Gutmann said with the attention the issue (forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong) is not getting, China is preparing to sweep the whole thing under the rug of history.

“This is a manoeuvre the West goes along with every time. Why else would it have taken us 40 years, until this year, to establish that the Great Leap Forward led to the death of not only a couple million people but tens of millions of people. The only reason we are allowed some documentation on this now is because this fact no longer threatens the Chinese Communist Party and our ability to do business with it. And obviously it is going to be this way with organ harvesting.”

But besides the fact that two Canadians blew the lid off China’s illicit organ harvesting, Canada has another connection to the story, one Gutmann says those involved should be wary of.

Isotechnika Pharma Inc. has developed an organ transplant anti-rejection drug and inked a deal with a Chinese company to have it commercialized in China. Gutmann says the deal will likely be poisonous for the company, given the ethical implications of marketing an anti-rejection drug in a country trying to conceal an organ harvesting trade supplied by murdered prisoners of conscience.

With the deal, Isotechnika joins Nortel and Bombardier among noteworthy Canadian companies making dubious deals in China.

“The Canadian consensus … appears to be one of studied neutrality.”

Gutmann describe the ongoing organ harvesting in China as “the first Chinese mini-genocide of our current century.” More...

Ethan Gutmann, whose long resume most recently includes being an award-winning investigative journalist, previously used his extensive business connections in China to unravel how Western companies like Cisco and Nortel worked with the regime to create the world’s most advanced surveillance system.

His book, “Losing the New China,” tells how American investors lost their way in China, strengthening the world’s most powerful tyranny rather than freeing China’s oppressed masses through economic liberation.

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