China’s history doesn’t belong to Communists

I was sentenced to six years in prison for “antirevolutionary mobilization” in 1990 simply because I wrote many letters to all levels of the Chinese regime opposing the Tiananmen massacre in 1989. I fled China to live in Canada, a country I admire—where I can write letters without fear of being imprisoned for expressing my views.

But I am shocked and saddened to see Canadian politicians continuously kowtowing to the Communist murderers. While they believe that they are pleasing the Chinese voters, they are not. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) fronts organizations that claim to be representing the Chinese community but are really the voice of the Chinese Embassy. These groups do not represent me, or the majority of Chinese Canadians who came to Canada for freedom.”¦Some politicians in Ottawa [recently] paid tribute to the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Communist regime. Shame on them.

China has a glorious 5,000-year history, not a 60-year one. The Communist regime does not represent China. The Communist history is not China’s history. Couldn’t those few Canadian politicians figure it out?

> Steven Shi / Ottawa