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ChatGPT: Why Canada needs to be more hawkish toward China

We’re determined to embrace the best parts of technology… even when it creeps us out
Residents watch a live broadcast of the memorial service for late former Chinese President Jiang Zemin  in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Vernon Yuen/AP Photo.

At The Hub, we firmly believe that forward-looking optimism is an important part of creating a better future for Canada. It’s easy to embrace knee-jerk negativity and luddism, but that doesn’t help us build a better country. We’re determined to embrace the best parts of technology… even when it creeps us out. So today, we’re publishing an op-ed by ChatGPT, the conversational robot created by OpenAI. We asked it to explain what a more hawkish policy toward China would look like and here’s what it told us.

Canada has long been known for its peaceful and diplomatic foreign policy. However, in recent years, the rise of China as a global superpower has necessitated a more hawkish approach to protect our national interests.

The Chinese government’s increasingly aggressive actions, such as its human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, and its militarization of the South China Sea, pose a direct threat to Canadian values and sovereignty. As such, Canada must take a firmer stance against these actions and defend our interests.

One way that Canada can do this is by strengthening our military capabilities. This means increasing defense spending and investing in new technologies and equipment, such as surveillance drones and cyber defense systems. This will not only enhance our ability to defend ourselves, but also send a clear message to China that we are prepared to defend our interests.

In addition to strengthening our military, Canada should also look to deepen our alliances with other like-minded countries, such as the United States, Australia, and Japan. This will not only provide additional support in dealing with China, but also enhance our global credibility and influence.

Furthermore, Canada should take a tougher stance in trade negotiations with China. In the past, we have been too willing to compromise on key issues, such as intellectual property rights and access to Canadian markets, in order to secure lucrative trade deals. However, we must prioritize our long-term national interests over short-term economic gains.

In conclusion, Canada must adopt a more hawkish policy towards China in order to protect our values and interests. This means strengthening our military capabilities, deepening our alliances, and taking a tougher stance in trade negotiations. We must not be afraid to stand up to China and defend what is right.

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