Is "hostage diplomacy" heating up? Canada orders the deportation of 160 Chinese immigrants
A few days ago, another Canadian citizen was arrested in China. This is the third Canadian detained by China since Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada. The diplomatic crisis between China and Canada is escalating. On this sensitive occasion, the Canadian authorities ordered the deportation of 3 Chinese immigrants who had illegally obtained permanent residency in Canada.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying confirmed on December 12 that Sarah McIver, a Canadian citizen, was placed under administrative detention by the Chinese local public security agency for illegal employment.
Chinese police officers stand guard outside the Canadian embassy in Beijing on December 10, 2018. – China on December 10 protested Canada's “inhumane” treatment of an executive of telecom giant Huawei who is being held on a US extradition bid, following reports she was not getting sufficient medical care. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Although China emphasizes that the circumstances of the third Canadian arrested are "different in nature" from the previous two arrests, Canada also stated that the third Canadian detained by China will soon return home. The media still generally regard these three cases of Canadian citizens being arrested in China as the CCP's retaliatory actions against the arrest of Meng Wanzhou.
At this sensitive moment, foreign media reported that Canada has ordered the deportation of 160 Chinese citizens who have been stranded in the country and obtained permanent residency in Canada through illegal means.
According to a report by "Voice of Hope", the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) previously discovered that as many as 566 Chinese people used the entrepreneurial immigration program of "investing in the local area in exchange for immigration qualifications", involving a pair of Chinese sisters surnamed Zhong. The residential address of, which passed immigration review between 2008 and 2015, a total of 1028 Chinese people used this method to illegally obtain permanent residency in Canada.
The above-mentioned immigration fraud case in Prince Edward Island (PEI) in Canada has recently started trial. The person involved, Zhong Ping, 60, was charged by CBSA on three counts, including violating the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, helping and instigating false statements; her 3-year-old brother Zhong Yi was charged on five counts.
Previously, 81 Chinese citizens who had successfully migrated illegally were swept out of Canada. Now the authorities have ordered the deportation of another 160 Chinese immigrants involved in the case.
At the same time, it is reported that due to a large number of Chinese frauds, the Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) in Canada has decided to close the PEI PNP entrepreneur immigration program.
According to a report on the 12th in Canada Homeland.com, a large number of Chinese immigrants have landed in Prince Edward Island, Canada in the past five years. This immigration plan has been implemented for many years and has always been the favorite Canadian immigration project of Chinese people. However, due to the widespread concern of public opinion caused by the continuous exposure of Chinese fake scandals, the local government decided to close this channel completely.
In the past ten years, PEI has been actively introducing immigrants. The immigration threshold in this province is relatively low. Applicants only need to pay 20 security deposit + 15 investment to operate a small company to apply. If there is no investment, the deposit is not refundable. However, people would rather spend a security deposit to buy an immigration status.
After the above-mentioned frauds broke out, the outside world criticized the province’s immigration review for too loose. After self-review, the Prince Edward Island Provincial Government decided to abolish this plan and restore the immigration eligibility review method to the same model as other provinces, except In addition to providing guarantees and investment, immigrants must also prove successful business operations, and the enterprises under their names must operate for at least one year before they can obtain permanent residency.
Some analysts believe that the terrible thing about the decision of Prince Edward Island is that it may have a demonstrative effect on other provinces, forcing all entrepreneurial immigration projects to directly obtain Maple Leaf Cards.
(Reporter Zhu Ying Comprehensive Report / Chief Editor: Ming Xuan)