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Canadian opposition lawmakers pressed the government to crack down on alleged Chinese espionage during the House of Commons question period.
"Reports show that the Chinese spies were and are taping phones, waging campaigns of threats and harassment," Deputy Conservative Leader Peter Mackay said, repeating accusations made this week by two former Chinese officials who defected to Australia.
"China has a huge interest in owning our natural resources and dominating our economy. Our country is losing billions (of dollars) through economic espionage," he told Parliament.
Earlier, former Chinese diplomat Chen Yonglin and policeman Hao Fengjun claimed their government had some 1,000 agents spying and harassing Canadian members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, a meditation group banned as a subversive cult in China.
Chinese officials in Canada denied the allegations.
A Toronto woman says she was shocked and annoyed to see her personal information in a secret report to Chinese officials.
Jillian Ye, a database consultant in suburban Scarborough, found herself at the centre of a storm Friday over allegations of Chinese espionage in Canada.
The 39-year-old Ye, a longtime practitioner of
Falun Gong, was the subject of a September 2004 report to security officials in China, where many say followers of the ancient meditative practice have been persecuted.
The federal Conservatives and a national group representing Falun Gong devotees expressed concern about Ye's case Friday, citing it as a prime example of Chinese government interference in Canadian affairs.
They accused the Liberals of failing to firmly voice Canada's opposition to harassment and spying by Beijing.
Edmonton police are looking into complaints that Chinese spies are intimidating local members of a spiritual group.
Const. Stephen Camp confirmed this week the hate crimes unit has received complaints that Chinese government agents are harassing and spying on Falun Gong followers in Edmonton
Chi Yeh and Shar Chen, both Edmontonians whose phone numbers appear on Falun Gong-related websites, said several pre-recorded messages in Chinese and English defaming Falun Gong were left on their answering machines over several weeks in February.
Yeh said he felt threatened by the messages, but neither his phone company nor city police offered to investigate.
Yeh and fellow practitioner Bradley Bussche have also handed over anti-Falun Gong propaganda to police, including a booklet that Yeh says is distributed through the Chinese consulate in Calgary. The book, titled The Truth, shows supposed cases of self-immolation, suicide and murder committed by Falun Gong followers in China.
David Kilgour, MP for Edmonton-Beaumont, said he has studied the defamatory materials and believes they contravene Canadian hate laws.
But he said consular officials cannot be prosecuted under those laws because of diplomatic immunity.
Local members of spiritual group Falun Gong say they are being harassed by Beijing's secret agents
Originally posted by LordBaskettIV
The Falun Gong are spied on by China because some of the members are anti goverment.And want to upsurp the goverment there.In the past, revolutionists were called the "sun moon".They were rebels that hated the way the goverment treated the people and they tried to kill the leaders constantly.This a modern version now.
Originally posted by Dallas
Martin should be kicking them out ASAP. I'll send a copy of this to Ottawa.
What the hell's going on !?, if China is spying let them out of Canada along with Trade Import Status.