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Claws of the Panda

Beijing's Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada

by Jonathan Manthorpe

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Claws of the Panda tells the story of Canada’s failure to construct a workable policy towards the People’s Republic of China. In particular the book tells of Ottawa’s failure to recognize and confront the efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to infiltrate and influence Canadian politics, academia, and media, and to exert control over Canadians of Chinese heritage. Claws of the Panda gives a detailed description of the CCP’s campaign to embed agents of influence in Canadian business, politics, media and academia. The party’s aims are to be able to turn Canadian public policy to China’s advantage, to acquire useful technology and intellectual property, to influence Canada’s international diplomacy, and, most important, to be able to monitor and intimidate Chinese Canadians and others it considers dissidents. The book traces the evolution of the Canada-China relationship over nearly 150 years. It shows how Canadian leaders have constantly misjudged the reality and potential of the relationship while the CCP and its agents have benefited from Canadian naivete.

About the Author
Jonathan Manthorpe is the author of three books on international relations, politics, and history. He has been a foreign correspondent and international affairs columnist for nearly 40 years. He was the foreign correspondent in Asia, Africa, and Europe for Southam News, the European Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star, and the national political reporter for The Globe and Mail. In 1981 and 1982 he was an advisor in London to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on the patriation of the Canadian constitution. For the last few years he has been based in Victoria, British Columbia.
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"[Claws of the Panda] is a sweeping and authoritative book on how China has spied on Canada, infiltrated businesses, stolen government secrets and harassed Canadian-Chinese citizens for decades."

— Reid Morden, former director of CSIS and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

"In Claws of the Panda, veteran journalist and commentator Jonathan Manthorpe issues a challenge to Canadians to engage in shaping our relationship with a newly assertive China. Rigorously researched, drawing on primary sources and his own deep knowledge of China, Manthorpe paints a convincing portrait of a country intent on moulding the relationship with Canada on its own terms and in its own interests. A must read."

— Reid Morden, former director of CSIS and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

"Manthorpe's account of China's clandestine efforts to influence people and politics in Canda is as compelling as it is disturbing. This is an important book for anyone who wants to understand China's growing influence in Canada."

— David Mulroney, author of <i>Middle Power, Middle Kingdom</i>, former ambassador to the People's Republic of China

"One of the most valuable things that Claws of the Panda does is bring together all of the accounts – most previously reported – of the ways in which China is affecting various aspects of Canadian life. From post-secondary education to business and real estate to foreign policy, the range of these efforts is staggering ... Claws of the Panda fills an important need."


"Claws of the Panda is much needed exposure of the Chinese Communist Party's step-by-step engagement throughout Canada and the world to advance its own economic, political, ideological, and strategic interests at the expense of other countries' soverignty, security, and economic well-being, if necessary. Manthorpe's meticulous research and piercing analysis are the kind of tough love 'here are the facts' journalism those who care about freedom and democracy in Canada and abroad need in order to understand the Chinese riddle. A must read for every politician, business person and foreign policy type who seeks a more hard-nosed yet balanced understanding of official and discrete Chinese intent."

— Hugh Segal, Principal of Massey College and former Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committe of the Canadian Senate

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