As China’s global actions worsen, Canada looks at its feet

The past 10 days have been strewn with barbs for China’s corrosive engagement with the West. It began with China being elected to the UN Human Rights Council to further its agenda of “socialist human rights with Chinese characteristics.” The U.S. Secretary of State called this “a win for tyrants and embarrassment for the United Nations.”  (The Canadian government’s reaction: crickets.)

Then this week in Ottawa, the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights sparked a quick and angry retort from Beijing when it issued a statement saying the Chinese Communist Party’s program against Turkic Muslim Uyghurs does “constitute genocide.”