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China poses a serious threat to Canada — intelligence

China poses a serious threat to Canada, as its spies try to steal Canadian developments, and the Chinese government organizes campaigns to intimidate escaped political opponents on Canadian soil.

This was announced on Tuesday by the head of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service, David Vigno, reports Reuters.

For example, speaking at an online forum, Vigno said that hostile activities of state actors seeking, among other things, to steal trade secrets and confidential data, “pose a serious threat to the prosperity and sovereignty of Canada,” and he highlighted China.

“The Chinese government … is pursuing a strategy of gaining geopolitical advantage on all fronts — economic, technological, political and military — and uses all elements of state power to carry out actions that pose a direct threat to our national security and sovereignty,” — said the head of the Canadian secret service.

Biopharmaceuticals and healthcare, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, ocean technology, and aerospace are at constant risk from China-sponsored hackers, he said.

Vigno, also said that China is using an operation called “Fox Hunting” (according to Beijing, a search for corrupt officials and leaders who fled abroad with their assets) to regularly threaten and intimidate political opponents in Canada.

We also reported that the UK intelligence services are investigating a likely large-scale data breach that could pose a threat to the kingdom’s national security — 200 scientists are suspected of transmitting information to China.

Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID vaccine

The Ministry of the health of Canada called THE covid vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech effective and meets all strict safety standards. Ottawa has reserved 20 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine.

The Ministry of the health of Canada approved the use of the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, as the drug “ meets strict safety, effectiveness and quality requirements,” reports to the Agency’s website.

It is noted that in the section vaccination against coronavirus, opposite the data on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, there is an inscription: “Approved on December 9, 2020”.

The Ministry of Health stressed that initially, experts conducted a “thorough and independent analysis” of the vaccine. After that, it was found that the drug meets all safety requirements.

It is known that Canada has signed contracts for the supply of coronavirus vaccine with AstraZeneca, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna, Sanofi, and GSK (GlaxoSmithKline).

In total, the country has reserved more than 300 million doses of the future vaccine, including 20 million doses from Pfizer.

Recall that Canada purchased four doses of COVID-vaccine for each of its residents.

It was also reported that Canada announced the timing of vaccination of the population from COVID-19. The government has signed contracts with a number of companies developing a coronavirus vaccine.

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck eastern Canada

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 was recorded in the eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

This was announced on Wednesday by the Canadian state earthquake watch service.

The outbreak lay at a depth of 18 km; the epicenter was located near the small settlement of Makkovik. It is reported that its inhabitants must have felt tremors. There is no data on casualties and destruction.

Canada will oppose China’s “forced diplomacy”

Trudeau said Canada would continue to demand the release of its citizens illegally detained by China.

Canada will continue to oppose China’s “forced diplomacy”. This was announced by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 14.

“We will continue to work with China to advance Canadian interests and Canadian manufacturers. At the same time, we are determined to continue working with our allies to ensure that China’s approach to forced diplomacy and arbitrary detention of two Canadian citizens and citizens of other countries is not considered successful. tactics, “Trudeau said.

According to him, China’s current foreign policy “has brought significant tension to interstate relations.”

“We will continue to express our concern about the detained Canadians, about the protection of human rights in Hong Kong and the Changsheng province, where the Uighurs live,” added the Prime Minister of Canada.

Trudeau concluded that Canada “will continue to work with like-minded nations around the world to convince China that its approach to international relations is not productive for itself or for all of us.”

Recall that earlier Xi Jinping called on the Chinese army to prepare for war. The Chinese leader did not specify who exactly to prepare for a war with. At the same time, he called the strengthening of the army one of the tasks of the future five-year plan.