Webinar: The Arrest of Meng Wanzhou & the New Cold War on China (1 March 2021)

A coalition of peace groups across Canada is organising this webinar, which takes place on Monday 1 March at 7pm (EST). For more information, email

Hearings in the extradition trial of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, are scheduled to resume March 1. Her arrest was a colossal blunder by the Trudeau Government, motivated by Trump’s political, economic, and security ambitions to create a new cold war with China. Our panelists will discuss the alarming rise of Sinophobia and anti-Chinese rhetoric in Canada and the likelihood that Huawei will be illegally banned from participation in Canada’s 5G network. Will anything change under Biden?

Join our webinar on March 1, 2021 at 7 pm EST.
Speakers include:

  • Radhika Desai – Professor at the Department of Political Studies, and Director, Geopolitical Economy Research Group, University of Manitoba. She is also serving a third term as President of the Society for Socialist Studies.
  • William Ging Wee Dere – Documentary filmmaker and author of “Being Chinese in Canada, The Struggle for Identity, Redress and Belonging” winner of the 2020 Blue Metropolis/Conseil des arts de MontrĂ©al Diversity Prize. Anti-imperialist organizer and a leading activist in the movement for redress of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act.
  • Justin Podur – Author of several books including America’s Wars on Democracy in Rwanda and the DR Congo, Siegebreakers, and Haiti’s New Dictatorship. He writes for the Independent Media Institute’s Globetrotter project and runs a podcast called the Anti-Empire Project. He is an Associate Professor at York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.
  • John Ross – Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University, Beijing; economic advisor to former Mayor Ken Livingstone of London, UK.

This event will include simultaneous translation in French and Cantonese. More information coming shortly.

This event is being organized by the Cross-Canada Campaign to FREE MENG WANZHOU.