The Trudeau government gave a non-refundable cash advance to CanSino Biologics, a Chinese pharmaceutical company, for a vaccine contract that was never delivered. CanSino Biologics is a Chinese pharmaceutical company with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party. The co-founders, CEO Dr. Xuefeng Yu and executive director Dr. Tao Zhu, are both members of the “Thousand Talents Plan,” a Chinese Communist Party recruiting strategy. Earlier in 2020, the Trudeau government signed a contract with the Chinese pharmaceutical company. Members of the Liberal Party denied the existence of the contract, but documents provided by the Access To Information Act showed a contract clearly existed.