Dragon dancers take part in the Lunar New Year parade in Vancouver’s Chinatown in 2014. The event is organised each year by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver. Photo: Xinhua

Canadian ads blasted Hong Kong ‘radicals’, invoking blood loyalty to China. Was Beijing’s United Front involved?

  • There were 208 signatories to the newspaper ads placed in Vancouver, reflecting a recent explosion in mainland-linked groups in Canada
  • A director of the long-time Chinatown group that placed the ads said all in Canada should be heard – even those accused of ties to Beijing’s influence campaign
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Dragon dancers take part in the Lunar New Year parade in Vancouver’s Chinatown in 2014. The event is organised each year by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver. Photo: Xinhua
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