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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China Brief | Edition 026

IN THIS EDITION: Canadian LNG exports to China, Canadian wariness about Huawei growth, and efforts to solve the China-Canada dispute. “The goal is to put pressure on Mr. Trudeau, and his government, to bend to Beijing’s will, and failing that, to punish – so other countries think twice before arresting one of China’s lordly untouchable

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China Brief | Special Edition: An on-the-ground look at the Canada-China dispute

Recently, the China Brief took life at our most recent Pop-up Policy event. The Canada West Foundation, along with the Canadian International Council (Calgary branch) hosted China trade expert Brett Stephenson for an “on-the-ground” Asian perspective and insights into the current Canada-China trade and political conflicts. Brett, a native Calgarian, is the Greater China Director

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