I was going through a parliamentary newspaper called “The Hill Times”, and I saw an article titled “Trudeau falls in love with China, says it made him a better person”. In the article it talks about the book “Two Innocents In Red China” written by former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hiebert with a new edition being introduced with an introduction written by Pierre Trudeau’s son, Alexandre Trudeau. In the article Alexandre Trudeau talks about how, in the light of recent criticisms from the Conservative government towards China’s human rights abuses record, Canada would be better served by “reaching out to China, happily and innocently”. He goes further on to say that to nag China with “their failures, whether it’s human rights or environment, and to condition our dialogue with them is foolish”.
“I believe in a more benign way of dialoguing and improving nations by allowing them to learn from each other without harsh criticisms”. -Alexandre Trudeau
Comment on what you think about Trudeau’s argument.