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Paul Hong

Paul Hong is a former advisor to three ministers of foreign affairs. He is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business, Osgoode Hall Law School, and the Royal Military College of Canada.

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How Canada Has Maintained a Strong, Principled Voice in

How Canada Has Maintained a Strong, Principled Voice in China

China continues to want to do more business with Canada. However, given that many Canadians have serious misgivings about China and the communist party, various media outlets have reported that despite Chinese offers to negotiate a free trade agreement, Canada has yet to agree to such measures.
11/09/2014 03:22 EST
Harper's Trip to China Could Be Good News For Falun Gong

Harper's Trip to China Could Be Good News For Falun Gong Practitioners

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.
10/31/2014 06:12 EDT
Canada's Special Relationship With the Dalai

Canada's Special Relationship With the Dalai Lama

Despite these negative views on the Dalai Lama coming from a more assertive China (now reportedly the world's largest economy and our second largest trading partner) Canada has provided considerable support to the Dalai Lama and issues of concern to him.
10/13/2014 05:08 EDT
It's the Right Time for Canada to Get Involved in

It's the Right Time for Canada to Get Involved in Iraq

On Friday, Prime Minister Harper announced that Canada would join allies, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and others in launching air strikes against ISIL in Iraq. The announcement on Friday builds on the growing engagement that Canada has recently taken part in with respect to Iraq on a variety of fronts. Against ISIL and its genocidal agenda in Iraq, it's timely that Canada has stepped up.
10/05/2014 10:40 EDT
One of Hong Kong's Most Influential Demonstrators Is in His

One of Hong Kong's Most Influential Demonstrators Is in His 80s

One of the important figures in the democratic movement in Hong Kong is Joseph Cardinal Zen, the retired Catholic Bishop of Hong Kong. Cardinal Zen, aged 82, attended the recent demonstrations. He told Reuters that "It's high time that we really showed that we want to be free and not to be slaves...we must unite together."
09/30/2014 12:56 EDT
How Canada Has Provided Moral Clarity in the Pyongyang

How Canada Has Provided Moral Clarity in the Pyongyang Mess

In 2010, Canada imposed the toughest sanctions in the world against the North Korean regime, banning all exports and imports (albeit, actual economic activity between Canada and North Korea was extremely limited). Exceptions exist for humanitarian goods.
09/29/2014 12:51 EDT
This Has Been a Good Week For Stephen Harper and Canada's

This Has Been a Good Week For Stephen Harper and Canada's Trade

The overall benefit to Canada are such that even the New Democratic Party, which has historically been opposed to free trade agreements, has announced its support for this deal that is expected to increase Canadian exports by 32% and add $1.7B to our economy.
09/28/2014 07:37 EDT