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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Quiet diplomacy' doesn't work with China

By continuing to engage in "quiet diplomacy" in the face of a worsening human rights situation in China, while reaping the economic benefits of greater engagement, Canada will not only be refusing to abandon a discredited approach to dealing with China, but worse, it will be complicit in the repression of countless Chinese dissidents and minorities.

J. Michael Cole, a former analyst at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, is deputy news chief at the Taipei Times newspaper in Taiwan and a correspondent on China for Jane's Defence Weekly and Jane's Intelligence Review.

Read more at the Ottawa Citizen

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