The Chinese regime is warning of “counterstrikes” against Canada if a Conservative government is elected next week. Chinese politburo mouthpiece Global Times published an article last week sharing threats from officials at China’s state-run China Foreign Affairs University. “(If) the Canadian government puts those hawkish words into action, it will invite counterstrikes from China, and Ottawa is the one to suffer,” the report said of the Conservative party’s tough line on China. Last month, China’s ambassador to Canada, Cong Peiwu, took aim at the Conservatives’ tough-on-China platform in a Hill Times interview. “Some people put their personal political interests above the interests of the Canadian people as a whole and hype issues related to China,” Cong said of O’Toole. A few weeks prior, O’Toole revealed during a press conference that he does not think the Trudeau government has what it takes to prevent foreign interference in the 2021 election. “I do think there’s risks of foreign interference, particularly with what we’ve seen happen in other democracies — allies of Canada,” said O’Toole.