China denies interference in last B.C. federal election

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China defends itself from interfering in the last federal election in BC.

Former Conservative MP for Richmond Center Alice Wong was defeated in the 2021 federal election. (File photo)

The Chinese Consulate General in Vancouver has called “defamatory and discrediting” of China a newspaper article that cited Canadian intelligence documents and described alleged efforts to oust Conservative candidates seen as hostile to Beijing.

< p class="e-p">The Consulate General said in a press release that it was not satisfied and strongly opposed the report.

He asserts that China has never interfered in any way in Canada's elections or internal affairs, and that such articles could damage the country's relationship with Canada.

According to the Globe and Mail report published Friday, Canadian Security Intelligence Service documents report that Tong Xiaoling, then Chinese Consul General in Vancouver, allegedly bragged about x27;a strategy that led to the defeat of two Tory MPs in 2021.

Kenny Chiu, who had stood for Steveston-Richmond East, and Alice Wong, then MP for Richmond Centre, both lost their seats in 2021, after suffering steep declines in their vote share.

The City of Richmond has a large Chinese immigrant population.

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