In this latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Senior Fellow Charles Burton was joined by Brig. Gen. (Ret) Dr. Robert Spalding, the author of “Stealth War.” During their conversation, Gen. Spalding outlines how China has leveraged an increasingly globalized, interconnected, and digitally-mediated world to infiltrate and influence Western economies and societies. According to Gen. Spalding, linkages between democracies and authoritarian regimes like China have largely failed to change China for the better, and in fact risk undermining the integrity of our democratic systems.
Gen. Spalding and Burton also examine contemporary issues in Canada-China relations, including China’s hostage diplomacy, the role of foreign influence agents, coercive trade tactics, and Canada’s pending decision regarding Huawei’s involvement in Canada’s 5G infrastructure.
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