A bill in Canada is in the works to expand diplomatic ties with Taiwan, which is a good thing for Taiwan, and for freedom and democracy. (There — I think that sentence has the sufficient keywords to get this site banned in China.)
But of course, the limiting factor is the almighty dollar, an altar which everyone seem to be willing to sacrafice Taiwan, democracy, freedom, and their own dignity at:
Although it stops short of calling Taiwan a state, the bill calls for improved economic, cultural, scientific and legal ties. It would also open the door to Taiwan officials to once again start visiting Canada.
China’s ambassador in Ottawa, Lu Shumin, says that would be going too far.
“This bill which in essence is to advocate the changing basis of Taiwan and treat it as a separate country,” he told CTV News, noting that would not jibe with Beijing.
And that has members of Canada’s business community concerned their livelihood could be at stake.