China Brief | Edition 3

Edition 3: 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! Quote of the week: “As far as investments go, this one is pretty black and white.” – Rachel Notley on the pandas at the Calgary Zoo.

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China Brief | Edition 2

  Edition 2: 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-U.S. trade spat; and a look at what the Canadian Senate did to get the Chinese government riled up.  Quote of the week “At a time when Western leaders

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Western Canada’s trading relationship with China

One of the pillars of Canada’s – and more specifically, Western Canada’s – relationship with China is trade. China is the second largest export market for all four Western provinces. Of course, our trade with China also includes things we import, as well as trade in services and investment. Taken together, Western Canada’s total trade

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PODCAST | What the West? 010: Between two giants

China and the U.S. are diving deep in to a trade war, with no signs of turning back. As our two largest trading partners beat their chests at each other, where does that leave Canada? In this episode, Sarah Pittman sits down with two China experts to talk about Canada’s place between the two giants

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BLOG | Why Canadian producers will be squeezed in the China-U.S. soybean spat

China’s proposed 25 per cent tariff on soybean imports from the U.S. will affect more than just the American Midwest soybean growers the tariff is targeting. This latest development in the U.S.-China trade war will also hit western Canada’s soy producers. This week, China took aim at U.S. soybeans, and other goods, to retaliate against

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Trump’s trade war isn’t just about U.S. going after China – and that’s why Canada should be worried

With the U.S. imposition of tariffs on Canadian newsprint coming on top of threatened tariffs on steel and lack of resolution of the softwood lumber dispute, some in Canada are starting to wonder if we are in a trade war with the U.S. The answer is no. Our trade spats with the U.S. are far

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