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Prime Minister Must Draw Line on Tibet

Tibetans monks hold placards during a protest rally in New Delhi on January 31, 2013. The Chinese regime has deployed a new surveillance system, which will make it more difficult for Tibetans to escape to Nepal. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Tibetans monks hold placards during a protest rally in New Delhi on January 31, 2013. The Chinese regime has deployed a new surveillance system, which will make it more difficult for Tibetans to escape to Nepal. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat with his team this week to explore the best strategy forward with China as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Canada...


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  • Independence Day parade in Washington DC on July 4, 2016. (Larry Dye/Epoch Times)

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  • Screenshot of "Davids and Goliath," a documentary movie about organ harvesting from live prisoners of conscience. The film won best documentary at the Hamilton Film Festival in Canada on Nov. 9, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    Organ Harvesting: The Abuse Continues

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  • Chinese doctors carry fresh organs for transplant at a hospital in Henan Province on Aug. 16, 2012. (Screenshot/Sohu.com)

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  • China's then-Vice Minister for Health Huang Jiefu attends a meeting in New Delhi, India, on July 28, 2006. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

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