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Japan, Canada to formally begin intelligence sharing talks

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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Remind me, who was worried about Canada not cooperating with Japan?

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As a Canadian even I have to admit this is evidence of a slow news day at AP. Do they get paid by the word over there?

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Did Hayashi happen to ask about the Chinese police stations that recently opened in Canada and what happened at the Winnipeg lab? Sorry, Canada is not trustworthy under current leadership.

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this is evidence of a slow news day

I don't think so. I guessed you missed the news about China establishing "police service stations" in Canada, three in Toronto alone.

All mainland Chinese are under obligation to support national intelligence work under its National Intelligence Law. Canada has a large and fast-growing population of mainland Chinese, many of whom are pro-Beijing. They represent a serious threat to Canada's national security.

"China has opened overseas police stations in US and Canada to monitor Chinese citizens: report"

https://news.yahoo.com/china-opened-overseas-police-stations-154545452.html

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Seems that both countries will find a way to get along and spy together on the countries they need to be spying on. I'd include the US in any list.

Spying makes for better neighbors, right?

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So is Japan joining the 5 Eyes?

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I don't think so. I guessed you missed the news about China establishing "police service stations" in Canada, three in Toronto alone.

All mainland Chinese are under obligation to support national intelligence work under its National Intelligence Law. Canada has a large and fast-growing population of mainland Chinese, many of whom are pro-Beijing. They represent a serious threat to Canada's national security.

"China has opened overseas police stations in US and Canada to monitor Chinese citizens: report"

https://news.yahoo.com/china-opened-overseas-police-stations-154545452.html

oh man I hear you loud and clear

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Great way to ensure that Japan's intel gets promptly leaked to the PRC and CCP.

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Trudeau won't have much to offer in the way of intelligence.

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The world's biggest internet equipment maker in the 90s was Canadian. Nortel. That was until Huawei, backed by the Chinese army, started to target it thru espionage, stealing many of its secrets. Nortel collapsed soon after while Huawei prospered. Beyond the economic damage, many working Canadians suffered as a direct result, as they had lots of Nortel stock in their pension accounts, as the stock went from over $100 to zero.

Canada needs to do everything it can to defend itself from the Chinese. So this development is good news.

https://nationalpost.com/news/exclusive-did-huawei-bring-down-nortel-corporate-espionage-theft-and-the-parallel-rise-and-fall-of-two-telecom-giants

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Canada needs to do everything it can to defend itself from the Chinese

best sentence I've read today.

Couldn't agree more

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@Rodney

There is a US base in Misawa, Aomori that has been part of ECHELON for years so Japan is already a de facto member of the 5 eyes. Every phone call, text, fax in Japan goes through that base and they catch most telecommunications from North Korea and China as well. If you say the wrong set of words on a phone call in Japan, the computer in Misawa probably flags you.

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Two foreign ministers holding hands together such a friendly behavior. I believe Japan and Canada are stronger together, and also not to mention I believe Canada doesn't have much to give to Japan but better than nothing. I hope together their strengths multiply.

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Not sure where the Intelligence between the two helps each other. Perhaps as a precursor for Japan joining NATO ? But I guess the "A" may need to change, or be replaced by something like NUTTO (Northern United Territories Treaty Organization) .. :]

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