China Brief | Edition 030: Agriculture, ambassador and an anniversary

IN THIS EDITION: Canadian agriculture feels the pain, China’s new ambassador to Canada starts, and the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. “What is needed next, and what has been lacking for decades, is a measured, principled, and forward-looking China strategy that is complementary to the efforts of our key allies.” – Charles

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China Brief | Edition 029: WTO complaint, rare earth elements and Meng Wanzhou is back in court

IN THIS EDITION: Canada takes China to the WTO, Canadian rare earth elements see an opportunity in the China-U.S. trade war, and Meng Wanzhou is back in court. “The Huawei case will be resolved, eventually. That does not mean China and Canada will resume normal relations. Canada’s business and political elite have spent the past

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China Brief | Edition 028: Canada’s new ambassador to China, rising wheat exports and the meat industry’s request for help

IN THIS EDITION: Canada’s new ambassador to China, Canada’s meat industry asks for assistance, and the story behind rising wheat exports to China. Canada appoints new ambassador to China Dominic Barton, former global managing partner of consulting firm McKinsey & Company and advisor to the Trudeau government, has been appointed Canada’s new ambassador to China.

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BLOG: Canada West Foundation’s influence on energy policy grows

At Canada West Foundation, we champion the responsible development of Western Canada’s natural resources to the benefit of the entire country. And we’re not shy about it. In the last few months alone, we’ve spoken out on tough topics like Bill C-69 impact assessment legislation, Bill C-48 tanker ban and the new Clean Fuel Standard

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China Brief | Edition 027: Hong Kong protests, Canada’s China strategy and Foreign Affairs Minister meets her Chinese counterpart

IN THIS EDITION: Hong Kong protests, theorizing on Canada’s China strategy, and the Foreign Affairs Minister finally meets with her Chinese counterpart. “China’s actions come from a well-worn playbook, but one that Canada is unfamiliar with.”  – Richard Shimooka, writing in The Diplomat On Hong Kong: • After 10 weeks of protests in Hong Kong

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BLOG | The sharing economy takeover

Getting from A to B or finding a place to stay on a weekend getaway has never been so easy. Statistics Canada reports that the sharing economy has now become an annual $1.3 billion industry in Canada, which is only slightly smaller than Canada’s fishing, hunting and trapping industry. Globally, the sharing economy is estimated

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