Tags : China

Lawyer kicked out of public inquiry

Brendan Miller is a lawyer representing some of the protesters from last February’s Freedom Convoy in Ottawa. He was temporarily kicked out of the public inquiry into the Emergencies Act. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, has the details in this interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

More migrants crossing borders illegally

Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says there are reports coming from the UN allegedly informing migrants around the world how to get to the US and crossing the border illegally. Six migrants from Afghanistan recently shared the story when they were apprehended in Guatemala.  Read More

China “slighted” says foreign affairs expert

A number of nations including Canada and the U.S. have sent condolence books to the Royal Family with the passing of the Queen. The U.K. extended a special invite to Taiwan’s representative in the country to sign a condolence book. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says that was yet another slight on China.Read More

Salman Rushdie recovering following knife attack

The author of the Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie, who was attacked with a knife in New York State, is still recovering in hospital. His agent says his condition is improving. Now, a bounty on Rushdie’s head was created by Iran in the 1980’s after he wrote the Satanic Verses. According to our foreign affairs expert, […]Read More

Could China help end war between Ukraine and Russia?

The Ukrainian war with Russia continues. There are reports that the Russian military is beefing up its troops in the southern part of Ukraine preparing for another offensive. Is there any end in sight to this war? Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says Ukrainian President Zelensky has even reached out to China to help […]Read More

War in Ukraine damaging food supply chain

As the war in Ukraine rages on, the country’s agriculture minister says close to 25 percent of Ukraine’s arable crop land has been destroyed. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says this has negatively impacted the global food supply chain.Read More

Russia threatening NATO?

The Russian space agency chief is threatening western powers in its support of Ukraine during its war with Russia. The Russian official boasted about nuclear capabilities and claims that NATO would lose in 30 minutes. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari questions that threat. Read More

Is Moldova next for Putin?

A lot of security experts say Russian President Vladimir Putin will not stop at Ukraine but Moldova may be his next target. Some, including our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari, believe that Putin is interested in re-unifying the USSR.Read More

A plea from Ukraine’s president

Ukrainian President Zelensky pleaded with Canada and NATO allies to push for a No Fly Zone over his country. Political reporter Brian Lilley says it is something the Ukrainian president desperately needs right now to help defend his country. Read More

China flexing its military muscles

When it comes to today’s military, most people would associate the United States with having one of the most powerful armed forces in the world. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says China apparently has the largest maritime force on the planet boasting 355 vessels now. She explains why we should be concerned. Read More

Taliban clamping down

There are reports of Taliban gunmen who attacked a wedding in eastern Afghanistan to stop music being played. The attack killed two people and injured 10 others. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says it appears as though the Taliban is clamping down on anything associated with western culture.Read More

Canadian facing charges in U.S. for working with ISIS

A Canadian who allegedly narrated English ISIS recruitment videos is facing charges in the U.S. plus the power may be turned off in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, as the Taliban have apparently not been paying their bills. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, has the details for BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

Foreign Affairs expert gives her take on the two Michaels

One of the issues surrounding our prime minister’s leadership was how Canada dealt with China when the two Michaels were held captive for more than a thousand days. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says even though it was great that Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig came home, China really got everything they wanted when […]Read More

Canola exceeds its smoking point with record prices

You may have noticed prices of commodities going up recently.  Gasoline and lumber come to mind, and you can add canola to that list.   It’s the Bitcoin of the agriculture industry – canola.  Before last weekend, its price reached record highs before slowly coming down.  But, what caused the surge?  Ward Toma, who is […]Read More

The Taliban cannot be trusted says foreign affairs expert.

The U.S. is planning to pull out its military from Afghanistan by September the 11th which will be ending a 20 year war for the Americans. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says the challenge for the Biden Administration will be working with the Taliban in Afghanistan whom she says cannot be trusted.Read More

Foreign Affairs update with Lisa Daftari

This week Lisa chats with BCN’s Hal Roberts about China mixing COVID-19 vaccines to increase their effectiveness, the death toll rising in Myanmar since their military coup and the relationship between the U.S. and Israel since the election of U.S. President Joe Biden. Has it improved?Read More

The new China/Iran deal will not be good for the

China and Iran have signed a cooperation agreement for 25 years. The deal will include Chinese investments in key sectors such as energy and infrastructure. I asked our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, what kinds of implications that could potentially bring.Read More