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Column in the Ottawa Citizen - Foreign influence a fact in Canada

July 20, 2010 |   The following column was published in the Life section of the Ottawa Citizen, the primary daily newspaper in Canada's capital city. The column was written by Lucy Zhou, a representative of the Falun Dafa Association of Canada

July 10, 2010

As victims of the Chinese Communist regime's interference and influence in Canada, Falun Gong practitioners' experience in the past 11 years corroborate the comments about foreign influence made by CSIS director Richard Fadden, and also match the patterns and tactics described by Chen Yonglin, a former Chinese diplomat.

In 2005, Chen Yonglin, first secretary and consul for political affairs, defected from the Chinese consulate in Sydney and exposed the Chinese regime's mandate for all Chinese embassies and consulates worldwide to influence government officials, mobilize Chinese students and the Chinese community, and control the Chinese media to influence public policy. Chen revealed that the tactics include putting pressure on western government officials and exchanging political benefits by economic means. He stated that one of the most effective methods used to influence political leaders is to provide them with all-expenses-paid travel to China and lavish entertainment.

He stated they also regularly promoted the private business ties of some Australian political leaders.
He also said, "The control of the overseas Chinese community has been a consistent strategic objective of the Chinese Communist Party as a way to penetrate into the mainstream of the host country. It's not just in Australia." It is done this way in countries such as the U.S. and Canada, too.
Some examples in Canada are as follows:

Canadian democracy is under subtle invasion from a totalitarian regime. This is the core issue deserving attention.

Source: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Foreign+influence+fact+Canada/3259798/story.html#ixzz0tKeKdiVE