China Brief | Edition 07

Edition 07: 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. Read more… Quote of the week “Yes, the U.S. far surpasses China in terms of its

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China Brief | Edition 6

Edition 6: 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. Read more… Quote of the week (in honour of the World Cup) “China’s soccer troubles are a case study in the limits

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BLOG | What the U.S. has – and hasn’t – learned since the last time it slapped tariffs on imported steel

The aluminum and steel tariffs President Donald Trump slapped on Canada last week may have caught some Canadians by surprise. But it’s not the first time in recent history that that the U.S. has imposed tariffs on imported steel (albeit not on Canada) – and done so immediately in advance of U.S. congressional mid-term elections.

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China Brief | Aecon decision: China Brief readers share their thoughts

Last week, we asked China Brief readers to share their thoughts on Ottawa’s decision to block the sale of Aecon to China. Here’s a snapshot of what we heard. *Note that China Brief will not be publishing on Monday, June 11, but will return to your inbox the following week, Monday, June 18. On May

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BLOG | Canada’s steel and aluminum industry, and the impact of U.S. tariffs

Canada suddenly finds itself locking horns with the United States over steel and aluminum. The first salvo came from the U.S., which as of June 1, enacted tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the EU – steel will have a 25% tariff going into the United States, and aluminum will have

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China Brief | Edition 04

Edition 04: In this edition, Canada says no to the Aecon deal, Air Canada wades into the Taiwan dispute, and we find out China’s top polluters. Plus, have your say in our Aecon poll. Quote of the week: “For decades, now, Liberal governments have courted Chinese favour, have sought access to its market of more

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