Joanna Chiu, TorontoStar

Joanna Chiu


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  • TorontoStar
  • WR Record
  • National Observer
  • ChinaFile
  • The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)
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Past articles by Joanna:

A website spread disinformation about Canada. Why did major Indian outlets treat it as news?

A report about a conference in Toronto on Sikh terrorism was posted last May the Star could find no evident the event ever took place or that the listed speakers even exist. → Read More

Who killed Hardeep Singh Nijjar? Those close to Sikh leader accuse Indian government of involvement

Nijjar was shot the evening of June 18 while leaving his temple Guru Nanak Sikh gurdwara where he served as president in Surrey. Two masked assailants fled the scene, and although investigators have not established a motive, many in the Sikh community suspect the Indian government may have been involved. → Read More

Poilievre announces plans for Conservative bill to mandate max-security prison for ‘mass murderers’ after Paul Bernardo outcry

Paul Bernardo’s move to a medium-security prison, approved by federal officials, has sparked ongoing public outrage. → Read More

Canada seizes Russian cargo jet at Pearson airport and plans to surrender it to Ukraine

‘There will be nowhere left to hide for those who support and profit from the Kremlin’s war of aggression,’ said Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly. → Read More

Public inquiry into election foreign interference back on the table after David Johnston’s resignation

“A public inquiry has never been off the table,” said Intergovernmental Affairs Minister LeBlanc as he called on opposition parties to suggest inquiry leaders. → Read More

A former Conservative candidate has suspicions about why his Chinese-Canadian volunteers quit. So does the Liberal who beat him

Dave Hayer and Ken Hardie say misinformation and disinformation targeting Chinese Canadians has become a problem in their riding. → Read More

Canadians who say they were targeted by Beijing slam David Johnston: ‘Another day of being unheard’

Public hearings won’t lead to any real change, they say. → Read More

What this longtime crime reporter says the news media gets wrong in covering tragedy

A Q and A with Tamara Cherry, whose new book, “The Trauma Beat,” explores how to mitigate harms tied to coverage of violence and trauma. → Read More

MP Michael Chong to testify today after allegations China targeted his family

The Tuesday evening meeting follows a Commons vote last Wednesday to open a committee probe into allegations Beijing ran an intimidation campaign. → Read More

Canada set to name foreign labs, universities that pose risk to national security

Leading universities say they would avoid working with the organizations altogether — despite potential $100M loss in annual funding from foreign partners. → Read More

More Canadian universities now say they’ll steer clear of Chinese telecom Huawei

Their statements follow the University of Waterloo’s ending of all existing partnerships with the company. → Read More

University of Waterloo ends research partnerships with Huawei

Move is ‘extremely significant’ for Canada’s top research university and is seen as a possible precedent-setter for other institutions. → Read More

B.C. tells Surrey not to go back to the RCMP, but to keep new municipal police force

Surrey mayor shrugs off province’s decision. → Read More

Bell media asks Human Rights Commission to dismiss Patricia Jaggernauth’s discrimination claim

Jaggernauth alleged there were “severe” racial and gender pay gaps in the company and at CP24’s weather department, white men were making six-figure salaries while Jaggernauth received a raise of approximately $14 in 11 years. → Read More

Chinese interference in Canada? Chinese Canadians say they reported it for years — and were ignored

With PM Trudeau reportedly set to ask for a new investigation of foreign interference in Canada, advocates recall all the incidents and evidence that has gotten little apparent action over the years. → Read More

Why has a Canadian company partnered with the tiny island of Nauru to fast-track deep-sea mining?

A leaked video of ocean pollution during a trial by The Metals Company (TMC) has renewed calls for a ban on deep-sea mining. → Read More

Even brief exposure to traffic pollution impairs brain function, new study finds

Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes is enough to lower certain areas of brain function, according to the first human exposure study. → Read More

3 billion journeys: Free-flowing travel for Lunar New Year begins, as fears grow for China’s next COVID surge

Authorities are scrambling to equip vulnerable rural communities with medical supplies, after lifting zero-COVID restrictions. → Read More

How windmills could tilt Taiwan’s energy deficit into a defensive advantage against China

More countries are seeing security benefits of renewable energy. Taiwan was already preparing for the risk of a Chinese blockade making it “go dark.” → Read More

After independent review in wake of Lisa LaFlamme’s ouster, CTV’s Michael Melling is out of news operations

“What was Lisa booted for?” CTV employees still have questions about LaFlamme’s ouster, which sparked national conversation on ageism and sexism. → Read More