Steven Zhou

Steven Zhou is an investigative journalist and a Senior Writer for CBC News.

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India's hint at abandoning no-first-use nuclear policy seen as provocation in tense times

India's defence minister hinted last month it's not a given that India will always stick to its no-first-use (NFU) nuclear policy, talk seen by experts as a provocation during tense times that could help corner it into a conflict with neighbouring Pakistan.

Critics of Egypt abroad will be 'punished,' Egyptian minister says in Canada

Egypt's minister of expatriate affairs said at a community event in Ontario that those who speak against Egypt will be "punished," while making a throat-slitting gesture.

Canadian campuses see an alarming rise in right-wing populism

Canada is not immune to the threats of extreme right-wing populism, and nowhere has this been more obvious than on Canadian university campuses, says Steven Zhou.

CSIS, Bill C-51 and Canada's growing metadata collection mess

A report tabled this month by the Security Intelligence Review Committee, which watches over CSIS’s work, notes that while the spy agency hasn’t abused its new powers of disruption, its bulk data collection program needs to be scaled back.

You can't investigate MMIW without looking at police conduct, Steven Zhou writes

No chronic form of violent crime occurs over several decades without some sort of relationship with how the police have conducted themselves. Why aren't police investigations part of the missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry's mandate?

Stingray cellphone-snooping technology needs regulation, columnist says

Federal officers have been using cellphone snooping technology since 2005. Yet only because of media investigations and court documentation has information about the police use of such technology made its way to the public.

ISIS: Prime Minister Harper's top political bogeyman of the day

Canada is ready to extend its fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) into Syria, carrying on a war that’ll cost about half-a-billion taxpayer dollars by early next year. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is following up on his promise that Canada won’t “stand on the sidelines” when it comes to the fight against Muslim extremism.