China Brief | Edition 032: Meat exports, WTO face-off and a Chinese grocer comes to Canada

IN THIS EDITION: A deep dive into Canada’s meat exports allowed back into China; a face-off at the WTO; and a Chinese grocery store chain branching out into Canada. One Big Story: Canadian meat can once again be exported to China Canadian meat products, after having been blocked from the Chinese market since June, are

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China Brief | Edition 031: Agriculture, patent applications and Canada’s rare earth elements industry

IN THIS EDITION: China’s bans on Canadian agriculture take their toll, Chinese patent applications skyrocket, and the Canadian rare earth elements industry in China’s shadow. “China was such a significant player for us last year and that’s all gone. Going forward it’s going to be very challenging as to what we do.” – Ernie Sirski,

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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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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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