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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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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VIDEO|The Brief: Canola Farmers Caught in the Crossfire from China

Recent economic retaliations against Canada from China – on canola, soybeans, peas and pork – have soured the two countries’ relationship. Here’s a quick recap of what has happened so far, where the two countries sit now and what, if anything, Canada can do next. For more in-depth, up-to-date information on Canada/China economic relations and

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China Brief | Edition 020

In this edition – Canada responds as China’s blockade of Canadian canola continues. Instead of a quote this time, a cartoon from the Western Producer that (depressingly) sums up Canada’s trade quandary. One big story: Canola tensions continue China’s blockade of Canadian canola continues. A couple weeks ago, the Canola Council of Canada announced that

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China Brief | Edition 019

In this edition – We take a deep dive into China’s ban of canola imports, and what this could mean for Canada. “Everything goes back to relations between China and Canada. Look at the volume of canola and canola oil China imported from Canada in the past. It’s huge. How could that be cut so

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