Interview on CKOM 650 – Saskatoon!

I will be on the John Gormley radio show on CKOM 650 on Monday August 10th at 12:05 pm MST/Calgary/Saskatoon time … I will be speaking about my book, TAKING ON CHINA: How I Freed My Husband from Jail – A Memoir by Karen Patterson, and Canada / China relations. Hosted by Mike Couros, asContinue reading “Interview on CKOM 650 – Saskatoon!”

Silence is an enabler of China’s human rights abuse

As a politician with firsthand experience of injustice, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s recent declaration that she will not remain silent on sexism because to be would “be a form of acceptance” struck a chord with millions globally, I among them. AOC as she is known – New York’s 14 th Congressional District congresswoman – said becauseContinue reading “Silence is an enabler of China’s human rights abuse”

What is the Magnitsky Act and why is it relevant now?

The present tensions, albeit escalating tensions on a daily basis, between China and the United States, calls for us to be familiar with the Magnitsky Act, as it might end up coming into effect sooner than later. I found this explanation on Wikipedia, so instead of re writing it, take a look here: “The Magnitsky Act,Continue reading “What is the Magnitsky Act and why is it relevant now?”

CBC’s Homestretch Interview …

I just received word from the producer of CBC’s HOMESTRETCH afternoon program that I will be chatting with Doug Dirks on Friday July 24th 2020 around 3:30 pm or so about my book, TAKING ON CHINA: How I Freed My Husband from Jail – A Memoir by Karen Patterson. You can tune in on https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio?radio_one=calgary&cbc_music=edmontonContinue reading “CBC’s Homestretch Interview …”

MAOISM: A Global History by Julia Lovell (2019)

Not a short read, by any stretch, but what I feel to be an important read … very thorough on the history of Maoism outside of China’s borders, debunking the myth/impression that China keeps to herself – India, Indonesia, Cambodia, countries across Africa, Nepal, Europe and Peru – among others – have been influenced byContinue reading “MAOISM: A Global History by Julia Lovell (2019)”