Western Standard (Alberta): No More Mr. Nice Guy

In the larger picture, China has the highest number of executions in the world–not surprising in a country where 68 separate offences warrant the death penalty. The population is constantly monitored on the Internet, aided by western high-tech giants like Google, and the crackdowns on popular protests, whether for the return of seized land or simply religious freedom, can be brutal.

The Australian: Canada pushes Beijing on rights

The Prime Minister said he would not downplay Canadian values for the sake of the “almighty dollar”. And “neglecting human rights hasn’t opened a lot of doors”, considering the size of Canada’s trade deficit with China. Canada has become a leading venue for Falun Gong activity.