4.8 Stars out of 5
A must-read by anyone interested in national security in Canada or the world....."
Hidden Hand is heavily sourced, crisply written, and deeply alarming. - The Times
Revelatory ... A partisan, detailed and necessary examination. - Sunday Times
Hidden Hand should be required reading for our diplomats, intelligence analysts, military officers and businesspeople. - The Australian
A remarkable book with a chilling message ... The book's convincing message is plain ... Everyone must stay on their guard. - Will Hutton The Guardian
An in-depth explanation of how China conducts its operations to gain important knowledge - ranging from tech secrets to financial information. - International Business Times
"Heavily Sod, Crisply Written and Deeply Alarming" The Time, London
Governments around the world are in the early stages of a repositioning of power, as China rises and the United States is drawn into direct competition. However, some are beginning to wonder whether, for all of the economic benefits, engaging with China carries unseen dangers.
The Chinese Communist Party is now determined to reshape the world in its image. The party is not interested in democracy. It divides the world into those who can be won over and enemies. They have already lured many leaders to their corner; others are weighing up a devil's bargain.
Hidden Hand is a detailed and devastating expose of the Chinese Communist Party's influence in the West, including Canada. It could not arrive at a better time in Canada, with relations between Ottawa and Beijing reaching breaking point after two years of mounting tension. China's bullying behaviour, and the mobilizing of people loyal to the Chinese Communist Party on the streets of Canada's cities, has caused deep disquiet among Canadians.
But the government seems paralyzed. Hidden Hand shows how Canada's political, business, academic and cultural elites have over many years been co-opted by the Chinese Communist Party and its agencies. They are confused about what is in Canada's national interests and frequently do Beijing's bidding. Hidden Hand shows how the Chinese Communist Party represents a profound threat to Western democracy.
It's vital reading for Canadians who want to understand what is really happening, and points to a way of carving out a new diplomatic course with China. But the question remains: Does the government have the will to stand up to Beijing and its proxies in Canada or is it too late?
About the Authors
Clive Hamilton, Author
Clive is an Australian academic and author. His book on China's influence in Australia, Silent Invasion, was a national bestseller that propelled him to the centre of the China debate at home and abroad. Clive has written numerous bestselling books spanning thirty years in academia. His articles have appeared in the Guardian, New York Times, Foreign Affairs and THES.
Mareike Ohlberg, Author
Mareike is a senior fellow in the Asia Program of the German Marshall Fund. She previously worked at the Mercator Institute for China Studies. Her articles have been published in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs and Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
Charles Burton, Foreword
Charles is an Associate Professor at Brock University specializing in Comparative Politics, Government and Politics of China, Canada-China Relations and Human Rights. He served as Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy to China between 1991-1993 and 1998-2000. Prior to coming to Brock, Charles worked at the Communications Security Establishment of the Canadian Department of National...