To the unsuspecting eye, there is nothing wrong with this, after all, the de-escalation of tensions is probably a good thing and cooperation between ideological enemies might seem like progress. The truth, however, is far more complicated than that.
Allowing Chinese troops to familiarise themselves with fighting conditions in North America is not a good idea. The notion that this cooperation is easing tension is also a silly one, after all, nothing screams progress and friendship more than allowing a foreign military to train with its guns and bombs in conditions not native to their own country. Progress in the name of more efficient killing!
According to classified documents obtained by Rebel News, Canadas Department of Global affairs pushed back against a decision by the Countries top military authority to cancel the exercise.
“The department of Global Affairs pushed back against a decision last year by Canada’s top soldier to cut back on interactions with China’s People’s Liberation Army, warning Beijing might consider this a reprisal for the arbitrary arrest of two Canadians,” The Globe and Mail reported. “Government documents, seen by The Globe and Mail and marked secret and for Canadian eyes only, show that officials at the highest levels of Global Affairs were alarmed that General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, had canceled winter military exercises with the PLA in 2019.”
Here's the uncensored 34-page secret military file on the ties between the Canadian Armed Forces and China's People's Liberation Army.
It's shocking that Trudeau would force Canadian soldiers to train their enemies. See for yourself here: https://t.co/XWwXiwjJXa
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) December 9, 2020
The US military responded with concern: “A senior government official said Gen. Vance, on the urgings of the U.S., canceled winter exercises with the PLA and later all military interactions,” Rebel news added. “Gen. Vance did allow Canadian Armed Forces personnel to compete at the 2019 Military World Games held in Wuhan, China, that October.”
Conservative Canadians slammed the liberal Government decision, calling it a “stunning lack of leadership.” Michael Chong and James Bezan said the following
“Clearly, the Prime Minister and Liberal ministers are more concerned about how Beijing might react than in defending Canadian interests,” the statement said. “The Liberal government has become so timid that it can’t even say no to Chinese soldiers arriving on our territory.”
Ezra Levant, who broke the original story, said the following on Fox News:
“That cold weather warfare that you’re referring to was just one of 18 different joint projects the Canadian armed forces had with the People’s Liberation Army in 2019 alone,” Levant said. “Canada is training one and two star Chinese generals in our war colleges; we’re training lieutenants, and majors, commanders; we’re sending Canadians over to China; we’re bringing Chinese — I think they’re not just soldiers, I think they’re spies as well — to Canada, and I don’t know a single person in this country who knew about it, but it’s been happening, and we found out about it really by accident when the government sent me freedom of information documents and forgot to black them out or maybe, frankly, someone inside the government wanted to blow the whistle on this incredibly upside down relationship.”
“In those same memos you’re talking about, Trudeau’s office was supporting China and condemning the Trump administration. It was upside down, it was inverted morality. It’s seeping all the way into our bureaucracy, our diplomacy, and they’re trying to get the military onside too,” Levant added.
“…In these memos, you can see that the Trump Administration warned Canada that this winter warfare training would transfer knowledge to China that could be used. Now, they don’t explain, would it be used to take on Uyghurs in Xinjiang, Tibetans to fight India in the Himalayas, or even to fight us? And when the military, the Canadian military, said our American allies, or our allies are concerned about this, Trudeau’s staff pushed back and said, is it just the Trump Administration, or is anyone else worried about it? So, there’s an antipathy toward America that seeps through all these secret documents, and the overarching goal is to let China’s president Xi Jinping save face.”