Solstice Public Affairs partner Craig Brockwell and senior associate Karen Lin Woods, with Chinese consul Li Sining, at a welcoming ceremony for the new Chinese consul-general in Toronto, on August 31 last year. Photo: Twitter / @KarenWenLin Solstice Public Affairs partner Craig Brockwell and senior associate Karen Lin Woods, with Chinese consul Li Sining, at a welcoming ceremony for the new Chinese consul-general in Toronto, on August 31 last year. Photo: Twitter / @KarenWenLin
Solstice Public Affairs partner Craig Brockwell and senior associate Karen Lin Woods, with Chinese consul Li Sining, at a welcoming ceremony for the new Chinese consul-general in Toronto, on August 31 last year. Photo: Twitter / @KarenWenLin

How China’s Canadian lobbyists blurred the lines of PR, journalism and political activism

  • Lobbyists from Solstice Public Affairs, hired by China’s consulate, have been regular contributors to media discourse about China in Canada
  • In a Toronto Star opinion piece, a Solstice employee warned of a ‘new wave of Sino-phobia’ without originally identifying China as a company client

Topic |   Canada
Solstice Public Affairs partner Craig Brockwell and senior associate Karen Lin Woods, with Chinese consul Li Sining, at a welcoming ceremony for the new Chinese consul-general in Toronto, on August 31 last year. Photo: Twitter / @KarenWenLin Solstice Public Affairs partner Craig Brockwell and senior associate Karen Lin Woods, with Chinese consul Li Sining, at a welcoming ceremony for the new Chinese consul-general in Toronto, on August 31 last year. Photo: Twitter / @KarenWenLin
Solstice Public Affairs partner Craig Brockwell and senior associate Karen Lin Woods, with Chinese consul Li Sining, at a welcoming ceremony for the new Chinese consul-general in Toronto, on August 31 last year. Photo: Twitter / @KarenWenLin
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