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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2013.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks in Toronto on Nov. 8, 2013.
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Trudeau misjudges China by buying into the myth of nimble tyranny

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It’s not what Justin Trudeau likes about China that’s worrisome, it’s what he doesn’t seem to know.

Yes, it’s foolish for a Canadian politician to express admiration for China’s “basic dictatorship” when the country also locks up dissidents, censors speech and executes thousands.