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The assessment comes as Canada mulls a free trade deal.
Once a bastion of democracy in East Asia, which was successfully restored after almost 40 years of authoritarian rule, South Korea has now become the deathbed for democracy. Since 2011, Freedom House has rated the freedom of the press in South Korea as only being "partly free."
PM’s office won’t weigh on on country’s justice system.
“I’m personally very distressed by this attitude,” one professor said.
"Canada is not immune to criticisms."
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Bill Morneau is also meeting with Chinese business leaders.
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China warns Ottawa against even allowing this man to speak to a House of Commons committee
Despite their relatively small numbers in Canada, practitioners of the Falun Gong and their supporters have been very active, even getting meetings with multiculturalism minister Jason Kenney. Parliament's Subcommittee on International Human Rights also heard from individuals on the issue of organ transplants and the treatment of Falun Gong members.
While protests for greater democratic rights continue in Hong Kong, some fear there could be a crackdown similar to what occurred in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Below is a list of the MPs who made reference to Tiananmen on or around June 4 during the past 15 years.
It may well be that Canadian influence on Chinese political and legal affairs will be strengthened by Canada's economic partnership with China and that private discussions can achieve more than public condemnations. If that is indeed the case, the Canadian government should be proactive in starting these conversations.
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