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‘Anyone visiting China these days from Canada is a potential hostage’: Jonathan Manthorpe on foreign interference and Canada’s turbulent relationship with China

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Police officers watch pro-China counter-protesters gathered at a rally being held by Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protesters, in Vancouver, on Saturday August 17, 2019. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press.

Veteran journalist Jonathan Manthorpe discusses his book Claws of the Panda: Beijing’s Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada, which traces Canada’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China from its early beginnings as a developing nation to a modern world superpower infiltrating and influencing Canada’s democracy, citizens, media, universities, and businesses.