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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Ian Young

Ian Young

Ian Young is the Post's Vancouver correspondent. A journalist for more than 20 years, he worked for Australian newspapers and the London Evening Standard before arriving in Hong Kong in 1997. There he won or shared awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year. He moved to Canada with his wife in 2010.