The China Brief is a compilation of stories and links related to China and its relationship with Canada’s West. The opinions expressed in the links are those of the articles’ authors and don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Canada West Foundation and our affiliates.

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China Brief | 011: September 18, 2018

In this edition: Chinese companies team up with Indigenous group to build Alberta refinery, Saskatchewan premier’s trip to China, and an “Asian Super Grid.” Read more…

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China Brief | 011
September 18, 2018

Chinese companies team up with Indigenous group to build Alberta refinery, Saskatchewan premier’s trip to China, and an “Asian Super Grid.”

China Brief | 010
August 27, 2018

China looks to ramp up its relationship with Canada, U.S.-China trade war updates and “scheming concubines” (actually!).

China Brief | 09
August 13, 2018

Golden opportunities for Canadian energy amid the U.S.-China trade fight, Wayne Gretzky is boosting China’s hockey profile and a rare public protest in China.

China Brief | 08
July 30, 2018

Concerns about a currency war in the China-U.S. trade fight, the possibility of more Chinese investment in Canada, and why the U.S. launched tariff challenges against several WTO countries.

China Brief | 07
July 16, 2018

How the heating-up China-U.S. trade war could impact Canada, a look at what Destination Canada achieved on its mission to China, and why the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is going to invest in China’s rental housing sector.


China Brief | 06
July 3, 2018

How a mountain of plastic is causing a major recycling headache, the rise of a robot farm, China’s fading soccer dreams and why we’re finally calling it a U.S.-China trade war.

China Brief | 05
June 18, 2018

What the heat-up in the China-U.S. trade dispute could mean for Canada, how Chinese recycling restrictions continue to impact Canadian communities, and how the future of Chinese agriculture may be in self-driving combines.

China Brief | 04
May 28, 2018

Canada says no to the Aecon deal, Air Canada wades into the Taiwan dispute, and we find out China’s top polluters.

China Brief | 03
May 14, 2018

We take a deep dive into Chinese investment in Canada, Minister MacAulay heads to China to sell Canadian ag, and the China-U.S. trade spat simmers. Also, panda cubs!

China Brief | 02
April 30, 2018

The debate around the potential sale of one of Canada’s major construction companies to a China SOE heats up; more chest-thumping on the China-US trade spat; and a look at what the Canadian Senate did to get the Chinese government riled up.

China Brief | 01
April 16, 2018

China-U.S. chest-thumping on trade, what it means for Canada’s soy, pork, peas and other products, and what Heritage Minister Joly came home with after her recent trip to China. 

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