D.卡尔顿 罗西
D. Carlton Rossi

Security


                                                                



                                    Security

The reader will find in this report various disparate elements strung together under the general thread of security. One might justifiably argue that national security is a priority for Canadians; so, it would be reasonable to begin there. This might be followed by personal security with which the individual is most concerned. Finally, a short analysis of cyber security will be provided by dealing with a particular problem which is symbolic of the growing on-line threat faced by Canadians. The December edition of Popular Mechanics rates fear or terror of corrupt politicians to be felt by 74.5% of the population. In other words, it is believed that the government doesn't solve the problem of terror--it creates it. The perception of multiple security threats is real for many people as they pertain to national, personal and cyber security.


                        

                              Mr. Michael Kovrig

The author submits to the reader that the detainment of Michael Kovrig is a matter of national security. The reason is simple. He is an expert on "conflict prevention on the Korean peninsula, with a focus on Chinese ideas for de-escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang". One might deduce from his arrest that the Chinese are not interested in conflict prevention or resolution, but rather they revel in it through the use of bully tactics and terror. As Kovrig is tortured in a black jail, Kim Jong Un arrives in Beijing by armoured train. The Chinese and North Koreans would very much like to know what Kovrig knows from a western perspective about the Korean Peninsula. Their idea of harmony sounds like a screech of chalk on an old black board. It is imperative to get him released in the most expeditious, expedient and effective manner which is a swap of seven Canadian prisoners for Mdme Meng. Today, John Manley who is a former, foreign affairs minister said that the extradition process could drag on for a year while the Canadian detainees are held in prison.

Let the author agree with Justin Trudeau that Mr. Kovrig is not a diplomat. Let the author agree with Justin Trudeau who says Mr. Kovrig is a diplomat. A few hours ago the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that he does not have diplomatic immunity. Whether or not he has diplomatic immunity it is most important is that Mr. Kovrig be returned home as quickly as possible. On the basis of human rights though and equality under the rule of law, the other six detainees should be released at the same time. All seven need to be returned at the same time.


               

                     One day Retrial of Schellenberg


There was breaking news a few minutes ago. Schellenberg has just been sentenced to death according to Vanderklippe of The Globe and Mail. The court has ruled that Schellenberg was a core member of an international drug trafficking conspiracy. If the government had acted earlier on a swap of prisoners this trial needn’t have happened. The author reiterates what he has said. Trade immediately all seven Canadians for Mdme Meng. The Schellenberg case will have to be settled separately.

The author has described in great detail how he was held under house arrest in 2003 at the time Sun Dawu and six other employees (for a total of seven) of the Dawu Group were arrested and held in jail. The author joins a long list of individuals who have been held under house arrest. They include the wife of Liu Xiaobo and Mao Yushi.


               

                 Mao Yushi is seated second from right


Mao Yushi is the founder of the liberal economic think-tank called Unirule. In 1960, he was sent to the countryside based on a speech given by Mao Tse-tung based "On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People". He was labelled an ultra-rightist. This was during the worst famine in modern history induced by government planning. On May 17, 2018 he was locked-out of his office as the think-tanks from all over the world discussed the officially approved One Belt One Road with one voice. However, he was also prevented from leaving home for the duration of the conference. In a variation of the locked-out approach, members of Unirule were locked-in their offices in August 2018 as the doors were welded.


                      

      Unirule employees are welded into their office
                          like caged animals


The author wishes today to wish Mao Yushi a Happy Birthday! He was born on January 14, 1929. The main celebration for today's birthday was actually held earlier in 2018. It is surmised that the liberal economist didn't want ultra-leftists who support the Mao Tse-tung faction of the Party to interrupt those who celebrated the anniversary of his birthday. It so happens that in 2017 at the time of his birthday his website was shutdown.



               

              Peter Garrett in front of his coffee house 


One might say with respect to Kovrig and Spavor that they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Spavor was arrested in Dandong on the China-North Korean border. That was where the Garretts were arrested. In fact, the harrowing accounts of the Garretts' arrest, his trial and forced confession had just been published before the arrest of the two Canadians. The title is Two Tears on the Window

Kovrig was actually sent into the lion's den by our own Prime Minister to deal with the Huawei crisis involving the detention of Meng Wanzhou. If Kovrig were sent to China without a diplomatic passport then his security risks increased exponentially. That is why his status as a diplomat was so important. If he were a diplomat then he would have had a diplomatic passport as Bains did when he had trouble over his turban at the Detroit airport.

However, the real crisis with Huawei did not happen overnight nor was it by happenstance. It was a designed crisis over years of failed policy of the Liberal government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In spite of continuous warning from security experts, Trudeau proceeded with the development of the 5G Huawei network in Canada. He has not renounced it yet, nor will he be likely to as long as Meng Wanzhou is under detention. The security of the seven hostages is jeopardized in the meantime.


             


The liberal Scott Bradley who had failed to gain a seat in his election campaign chose to leave BCE Inc. and join Huawei. Coincidentally, BCE became one of the major purchasers of Huawei equipment. Bradley recently resigned from Huawei. If Huawei is judged to be a national security risk then BCE may be left with losses from its investment in the 5G infrastructure of Huawei. Those potential, substantial tax losses along with those of Telus may be borne by the Canadian taxpayer. If we are forced to bear the burden of these tax losses then the author demands "proof positive" that the used equipment cannot be resold but must be scrapped. Under no circumstance should it be sold directly or indirectly to Huawei at fire sale prices.

It must be said though that the Garretts, Kovrig or Spavor had no public websites dedicated to civil rights, democracy, rule of law and republicanism within the People's Republic of China as did the author. It is true that the emphasis of the sites transitioned from the mainland to the homeland with regard to China-Canada relations; however, the mainland was never neglected. For example, he has always lent support to Mao Yushi who was declared a traitor by the Maoists. If there is one thing the Maoists don't like is another Mao by the same name. The risk to the author's personal security increased with the arrests of intellectuals, civil rights activists and lawyers beginning in 2015. These arrests have not been arrested in 2019--pardon the pun. They were all reported and commented upon by the author.

My readers have been briefly apprised of the author's decision not to work as a teacher at Dawu Group in September 2018. He was offered a Letter of Invitation by the Group. In effect, the position would have offered an "iron rice bowl" providing airfare, apartment, hospital and drug plans as well as pension benefits. The author's standard of living would have improved immeasurably. He would also have rejoined friends.


               

             Eight apartment buildings seized arbitrarily


However, when the author refused the position he cited the Garrett's and John Chang's arrest as the reason. He judged the probability of his arrest as high if he were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Keep in mind that 8 apartment buildings of the Group had just been seized as bargaining chips (or if one wants to use an anthropomorphism) as eight hostages by the local government.

The author had a strong, nostalgic desire to visit the Group with a visitor's visa in October as part of an overall tour of China. He had been invited by the Group to attend the International Festival held at that location. However, he declined the offer again because of personal security concerns. He again cited security concerns with the shuttering of doors of the Unirule Institute. It may be said that the Group did not fully understand his concerns. They do so now with the arrest of Meng Wanzhou along with the Canadians Kovrig and Spavor. Instead, he asked the Group to visit him in Canada and hinted at his ability to facilitate their visa through a professional Canadian immigration service.

For the first time, though, the author discloses publically his private security concerns regarding a business proposal which exceeded one hundred million Canadian dollars. In other words, he would either enter China with a business visa along with a government delegation or conduct business in Canada with guests from the mainland along with Canadian government officials. The scope of the project involved investments in the mainland and homeland in the areas of manufactured food associated with glucose, generation of diesel fuel from cellulose, building projects involving hundreds of laborers and educational projects at both the high school level and in the vocational area.

Because of security concerns the author preferred that the business meeting was to take place in Canada. He therefore visited the local Liberal constituency office. He was given no encouragement and was given every reason why nothing could be done with respect to business. He never was given the opportunity to meet the Liberal member.

The closest he came to the member was a 19 minute telephone conversation with the member's male secretary in Ottawa. The author explained that he wished the government to extend a Letter of Invitation to the Chinese enterprise since this would guarantee the issuance of Canadian business visas. The secretary responded that the author could write the letter of invitation himself thereby implying the Liberal government had no interest in the matter. Finally, the author responded to the secretary that he was laissez-faire. There was a long pause from the secretary as if he didn't understand the phrase or its application. The author had to define its meaning to him.

There are two reasons that the author mentions this proposal now. First, he doesn't want to give the impression that he is merely a critic of the Liberal government. He tried to work with them to create jobs and opportunities in Canada. Second, the proposal included provisions about how to deal with his concerns about personal security if he were to visit China.

In the proposal to the enterprise (of which the government was given a copy) there were provisions stipulated regarding the author's personal security if he were arrested for any reason on the mainland. The corporation was to guarantee the provision of $US 1 million for his legal defense. This money would be used to hire the best civil rights lawyer in New York to represent him. It would ensure that the case would garner international attention and that he would get the best legal defense. The second provision was that a lawsuit would be filed against the Chinese government on behalf of the defendant and the corporation under terms of the Canada-China FIPA agreement. It would seek US$5 million in compensation.


             

                   Sun Dawu and D. CarltonRossi
               just three weeks before their arrest


The latter provision explains why the author would only visit China under a Chinese business visa. He had no diplomatic immunity. He needed a way to protect himself if he were arrested, for example, under a charge involving National Security. Remember that he had been threatened with a charge of National Security with his arrest in 2003. The underlying purpose of these provisions were to discourage his arrest by Chinese authorities who would be aware of them. They would face international scrutiny, legal repercussions and financial consequences if he were arrested for arbitrary reasons concerning National Security. The author has no doubt that if he had been in China at the wrong time and place during the Huawei crisis he would have been arrested along with Kovrig and Spavor.

The author will now touch on one aspect of cyber security which may interest some of his readers who tweet. In the past, he has cautioned tweeters to not provide hypertext links to articles in the South China Morning Post or SCMP. Simply quote or paraphrase some sentences and leave the decision to the readers whether or not they will search for the article. In recent years, the internet version appears to get more information than it gives--particularly when the reader scans human rights issues, protests and arrests. In other words, it seems to mine data. They appear to learn more about you than you will ever learn from the article.

Recently, the author read an article about the arrest of Meng Wanzhou on the internet version of the SCMP. On two separate occasions his internet connection was cut. One might say this was coincidence. However, there was also a coincidental effort to access a Chinese backup program called EASEUS To Do Backup free 11.5 on the author's computer. This program was developed by CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd. They have garnered a good reputation in the backup field since 2004. However, when the connections were cut someone through something was trying to access the bin of EASEUS. Furthermore, the shredder settings had been changed from a military level US DoD 5220.22-M Algorithm to a weaker Pseudorandom Algorithm. In short, a program was designed to read deleted material.

The writer will let the reader in on what is now an open secret by its disclosure. He doesn't worry about these kind of trite, technical issues any more. He has learned from his Chinese experience. If a typical Chinese has a software issue then he formats his computer. Everything is wiped out. In a comparable way, the author adapted this approach to his cyber security if it were threatened. He has organized a collection of various makes and models of computers which he uses. They are regarded as disposable. If there is a technical issue on one computer that cannot be solved then the computer is literally crushed. It is wiped out of existence.

In conclusion, security risks involving national, personal and cyber security are high. Many of the risks are associated in one way or the other way with China. It is sad for the author to see how things that he experienced or was aware of in China over more than two and a half decades now influence the everyday lives of Canadians. Canadians are unaware of these threats as they should be and do not know how to deal with them.

The worst scenario is how the Liberal government under Trudeau is jeopardizing the national security of Canada with its intimate involvement with Huawei 5G technology despite warnings from security experts and paradoxically the arrest of Meng Wanzhou at the request of the politically motivated Trump administration. In some respects, the Huawei 5G debacle in Canada is an outcome of secret Free-Trade talks with China and parallels the secret collusion of Trump with Russian officials in the area of oil sanctions. Both 5G and oil infrastructures are critical to the national security of China and Russia respectively. No wonder the greatest fear of an overwhelming majority of citizens in the United States and Canada is of corrupt government officials at the expense of your national, personal and cyber security.

D.卡尔顿 罗西
D. Carlton Rossi

2019年1月14日

updated 2019年1月16日