Burnaby South Liberal candidate under fire for presence at Chinese-state-owned media launch

Vancouver (The Star)—Burnaby South’s federal Liberal candidate insists that his participation in a 2014 ribbon-cutting for the launch of a Chinese-state-owned media publication was simply part of his role as a politician.

Richard Lee sent a statement to StarMetro on Friday in response to questions about his relationship with China Daily, China’s national English newspaper. In the statement, Lee says he’s attended a wide array of events with different media organizations, “including many that published opinions that I may not have agreed with.”

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