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 022

In this edition: China’s block of Canadian agricultural exports drags on; the U.S.-China trade war shows no signs of resolving; and Huawei launches a full-court public relations campaign in Canada. There is no shutting the door to China… But we will have to be much more thoughtful about how we do this, moving from comprehensive

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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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China Brief | Edition 018

In this edition: The Meng Wanzhou saga carries on, Huawei investment in Canada rises, and Japan thinks it’s high time that Canada move its trade focus from China to Japan. “As China under the leadership of President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party sees itself re-emerging as the world’s natural, irreplaceable superpower after two

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China Brief | Edition 017

In this edition: Waiting on Huawei, Chinese investment in Canada slumps, and lessons from the Canada-Cuba relationship about how to respond amid U.S. pressure. “The whole affair threatens to demolish Canada’s carefully built relationship with China, with enormous consequences. China is Canada’s second-largest trading partner, with total trade between the countries growing from $11 billion

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