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April 4, 2024 


The Five Eyes and Canada’s “China Panic”
A Threat to Diplomacy, Research, and Peace in the Pacific?

Published: January 9, 2024

Written by: John Price with the National Security Reference Group, CAUT


“John Price raises a set of important questions about how the Canadian establishment, including major political parties, universities, and the media, settled into groupthink on China as an all-encompassing threat. It will take courage and wisdom from leaders across the country to resist a worsening of the current China Panic.”

Senator Yuen Pau Woo

“This Report is timely, and carries an important message — it took time and effort to bring Canada around to seeing China as a ‘threat’, and Ottawa is now slow to move beyond a myopically confrontational posture toward China, to the detriment of Canadian national interests, and as its Five Eyes allies are already doing.”

Gregory T. Chin
Associate Professor at York University, and former Canadian diplomat.

“An illuminating and meticulously documented analysis of the manufacturing of Canada’s ‘China panic’, this discussion paper is a wake-up call to the progessive left about the drift toward a surveillance state that will shrink the space for democratic discussion and the exercise of human rights.”

William K. Carroll
Professor of Sociology, University of Victoria and Research Associate,
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office.