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CRTC finds Chinese channel incites hate then allows it to air in Canada


Speech given by Brian McAdam

Director China Insight Research Society (CIRS)

at the Rally to Request Government to Overturn CRTC Decision,

on Parliament Hill, Ottawa,

February 21, 2007

Cultural Entertainment or Propaganda?

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) - responsible for the deaths of more people than Hitler or Stalin combined: an estimated 47-75 million people and carries out human rights abuses such as forced abortions, religious and political repression, selling prisoner’s organs, mass executions,  torture, and genocide - was given permission last month by the Canadian Radio and Television Committee to broadcast nine TV channels into Canada - it says“to inform, enlighten, and entertain its audience.” (1)

Most of the ethnic Chinese in Canada fled the Communist regime in wave after wave of immigration.   Now the expectation is that those who fled this heinous regime will welcome “cultural entertainment” from the same regime that imprisoned or slaughtered their family and friends.

China's application to broadcast nine TV channels into Canada should never be thought of as a normal cultural and educational addition to the Canadian mosaic.  It is a ploy by a cunning, murderous regime to expand its global influence. (2)

The Overseas Chinese “are a powerful instrument of Peking…and Peking uses that instrument very flexibly: from financing and setting up anti-government insurgent groups to conducting …propaganda among the population.” (3)  China is re-linking itself with the overseas Chinese as never before. (3)

Stirling Seagrave in his book Lords of the Rim details the invisible empire of the Overseas Chinese, a vast highly interconnected net of 60 million expatriate Chinese, with assets of up to $2 trillion, who not only dominate the Pacific Rim, but are making inroads into the West as well. (4)

In an Orwellian fashion, the CCP uses ‘culture’ to deceive and distort and manipulate. In their own words: “culture is a ‘soft’ component of our nation’s power…Compared with economical diplomacy and political diplomacy, cultural diplomacy is able to have our target audience unknowingly accept [our propaganda]. Such cultural infiltration through subtle influence cannot be underestimated.” (5)

CRTC’s Failure to Investigate and Analyze

The CRTC never investigated the activities of the Chinese state TV. It simply dismissed most of the negative evidence presented by anyone opposing the TV channels, and accepted everything that the Communist Chinese government said was true.   Like the former Canadian government administration, the CRTC did not want to know about China's strategy of trade, influence buying, and espionage to achieve their goals of building modern military weapons and to support the aims of the PLA and ultimately the Communist Party. (6)

“The World’s Biggest Propaganda Agency”

The fundamental news source for these nine channels is the Xinhua News Agency, dubbed “Xinhua: The World's biggest propaganda agency” by Reporters Without Borders.  A report released by RSF exposes the CCP-controlled Xinhua News’ distortion of facts, hatred for the enemies of the CCP - particularly the United States and Japan - and its support, through the treatment of international news, for the world’s worst regimes. As a propaganda organ of the CCP, the broadcasting of the Great Wall channels would be an attempt to:

  • gain control of the ethnic Chinese wherever they live, including Canada;

  • prevent criticism of the regime by the overseas Chinese media;

  • sway the Chinese community to be pro-Beijing;

  • shape public opinion;

  • mobilize the overseas Chinese to carry out their bidding;

  • destroy any opposition;

  • put a Communist spin on Canadian news and Canadian government policies.

What are Canada’s Values?

The CRTC admits the Chinese stations have carried content hateful toward Falun Gong practitioners, Taiwanese and Tibetans.  Nevertheless, these channels will be allowed to be marketed  without any monitoring.

The former editor of the People’s Daily said in testimony:  "Based on my own experience and stories I witnessed and heard for 22 years working for the Chinese Communist Party, as well as my 45 years of living in China, I have come to one conclusion: there is no evil the Communist Party of China is not capable of. The limit is only in our imagination." (7)

"The core mandate of CRTC is to ensure that what is broadcast in Canada reflects Canadian identity, attitudes and opinions.  Maybe the CRTC can tell us when the suppression and distortion of news became a Canadian value." (8)

Has the spread of hatred now become a Canadian value?   The Communist regime in China personifies evil and is a threat to the world.

“The U.S. government has cited China as the No. 1 threat to global security.”  (9)   It is a threat to our culture, our economy and our security.

“Critics say the Chinese television incites hatred; Rogers' response is that people can "choose not to watch!”(10)

Many Western countries knowingly co-operated with another master of propaganda - the Nazi government - during the 1930s and 1940s while Jews were sent to concentration camps.  (11)

The post-Holocaust world said: “Never again,” but history is repeating itself as members of religious faiths and spiritual groups, and advocates of democracy are incarcerated, tortured and murdered in China.

Meanwhile the CRTC decided to enable the CCP‘s propaganda to reach Canada

The CPC must Reverse the Decision

We have, however, a brief opportunity to prevent this propaganda effort within our borders.  The CRTC made a monstrous mistake that the Conservative Party caucus must correct by over-ruling their decision.



1. (A) Stephane Courtois, Jean-Louis Margolin & others, (1999) The Black Book of Communism:

The number of estimated deaths include between 6-10 million as a direct result of Communist action;  20 million of “counter-revolutionaries” dying inside the prison system; 20-43 million during the famine caused by Mao’s Great Leap Forward. Between 1-2 million were killed during the Cultural Revolution from 1966-1976, In addition 10-20% of the Tibetan population, an estimated 800,000, as a result of the cultural genocide there as China occupied the country.

      (B) Jung Chang & Jon Halliday, (2005)  Mao: the unknown story:

“portrays Mao as a sociopath who loved killing and allowed millions of peasants to starve to death while he exported food to pay for his nuclear weapons; a man whose legendary achievements in the Long March were an invention; a man who turned China into a cultural desert of misery and violence, while maintaining dozens of luxury villas and a troupe of female sexual partners.” 

     (C) Jonathan D. Spence, (1990)  Extracts about the Cultural Revolution from The Search for Modern China:

W.W. Norton: “Thousands of intellectuals were beaten to death…others committed suicide”   Thousands more were imprisoned, often in solitary confinement for years. Millions were relocated to purify themselves through labor in the countryside”.

2. Mei Duzhe (2001) How China's government is attempting to control Chinese media in America,

        Jamestown Foundation China Brief: Volume 1 – issue 10:

Four main tactics characterize the Chinese government’s effort to influence Chinese media in America. First is the attempt to control newspapers, television stations, and radio stations through complete ownership or owning major shares. Second is the government’s use of economic ties to influence independent media who have business relations with China. This leverage has had major effects on the contents of broadcasting and publishing, effectively removing all material deemed “unfavorable” by the Chinese government. Third is the purchasing of broadcast time and advertising space (or more) from existing independent media. Closely related to this is the government’s providing free, ready-to-go programming and contents. Fourth is the deployment of government personnel to work in independent media, achieving influence from within their ranks. These tactics have been applied with much effect to both national- and local-level Chinese media throughout the United States.

3.  Victor E Louis (1979) The coming decline of the Chinese Empire

4.  Seagrave, Stirling (1995) Lords Of The Rim

5.  Report on the background of CCTV's "Singing the Same Song" North American Concert Tour    .pdf

6.  The Cox Report – Report of the House Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military Commercial

     Concerns with the People’s Republic of China. 1999.  The Cox Report: Chapter 1

7. (A) Wu Xuecan (2003)  Turning everybody into a Censor   .pdf.   

    (B) Kevin Steele,  Tolerating Intolerance, Western Standard, Feb.12, 2007 

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  8.  Asian Pacific Post (Jan. 2007) Editorial: Cannels of distortion

9. (A) Charels R. Smith,   China is a threat to America,  Newsmax, Thursday, March 14, 2002

    (B) Constantine C. Menges, (2005) China: The Gathering Threat

    (C) Dave Eberhart, Menges' last book gives dire China Warning, Newsmax, May 24,, 2005

10. (A) Deborah Jones, "Protesters try to keep Chinese 'propaganda' channels out of Canada"

    (B) Judi McLeod, Welcome to the Peoples' Republic of China in your front room, January 17, 2007

11.(A) B.A. Robinson, (2001) Government's complicity in the Nazi Holocaust

    (B) Helen B. Junz, Bergier Commission's Research on Switzerland's past, May 2003

    (C) ICE final report (2002)

    (D) Max Walace (2004),  The American Axis : Henry Ford Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of the Third Reich

    (E) Edwin Black (2002), IBM and the Holocaust

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