Canada China Relations

Son Hopes Trudeau's China Trip Helps Jailed Dad

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Politics

PM has pledged to bring up Kevin Garratt's case.

Trudeau's Headed To China

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Politics

The visit comes at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Tory Leadership Candidate Favours Free-Trade Deal With China

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Politics

Maxime Bernier said he believes Canada would emerge a winner in any such agreement and be able to increase its exports by $7.7 billion a year.

When It Comes To China, We All Suffer From Myopia

Karen Lin | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Living
Karen Lin

We have to recognize that, as a rising super power, China does not always have to do what Canada wants it to do. Our press has to stop getting into the habit of being self-indulgent or exhibiting a moral superiority complex.

Dion Chastised For Silence As Chinese Minister Scolded Reporter

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Politics

The minister says he raised human rights issues behind closed doors.

China's Foreign Minister Scolds Canadian Journalist

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Politics

Wang Yi appeared visibly angry.

Japan PM Puts Heat On Trudeau Over TPP, South China Sea

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Politics

A Liberal spokeswoman says the government's positions haven't changed.

Detained Canadian Indicted For Spying In China

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada

Kevin Garratt has been detained since August 2014 by Chinese authorities.

China Praises Trudeau's Father, PM Vows To Strengthen Relations

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics

Xi Jinping told Canada's current prime minister that China will never forget Pierre Elliott Trudeau's decision to open diplomatic relations.

Activist Testifies In Parliament Despite China's Warning

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - As one of Hong Kong's leading democracy advocates, Martin Lee says he's not surprised when the Chinese government tries to shut him up."This ...

Harper Meets With Chinese President Xi Jinping

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Politics

BEIJING, China - Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday he's raised a litany of concerns with the Chinese in his meetings with the Communist countr...

Harper's China Focus

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Politics

HANGZHOU, China - Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the pitch for Canadian exporters on Friday while also extolling Canada as an excellent place to d...

China Detains Canadian Couple For Allegedly Stealing State Secrets

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TORONTO - A Canadian couple detained in China on suspicion of stealing state secrets about the country's military spend their days running a coffee sh...

Get High-Speed Rail Policy On Tracks

Joseph Soares | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Joseph Soares

Clearly the Government of Canada doesn't have an HSR policy, but surely it's time it did the minimum? A basic and badly-needed step would be to lay the policy and political tracks for a future ''blue sky'' proposal regarding high-speed rail.

China Just Blocked The CBC

CBC | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Business

The websites of several major news outlets, including the CBC, have been blocked in locations within China following yesterday's worldwide exposés on...

Harper's Latest Tactic To Drum Up Business In China

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Gov. Gen. David Johnston will serve as the sharp end of a political stick that the Harper government is pointing at China this coming week, a...

MacKay Pressures China

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Peter MacKay said he laid down clear "markers" Monday in talks in Beijing on how to curb cyberattacks originating in China.M...

Althia Raj

What If Something Happened To These National Treasures? | Althia Raj | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The delivery of two of China’s prized giant pandas in Toronto Monday was heralded as a sign of warmer relations between that country’s ...

Mulling Another Massive Chinese Deal

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Another massive Chinese-owned resource project is before Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet.Some time in the new year, four federal ministers are...

There's A Price Of Saying No To China: Experts

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada can expect a chilly reception and damaged relations with Beijing if the Harper government dents China's pride by refusing a $15.1-bill...

Who Do We Fear The Most?

CBC | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Politics

Nik Nanos digs beneath the numbers with CBC News Networks' Power & Politics host Evan Solomon to get at the political, economic and social forces that...

China Trade Deal Could Cost Canada: Critics

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government has rejected demands for public hearings on its investment protection agreement with China, leaving the controversial ...

Why Economics Shouldn't Be Everything in Canada-China Relations

Gavin Charles | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Gavin Charles

It may well be that Canadian influence on Chinese political and legal affairs will be strengthened by Canada's economic partnership with China and that private discussions can achieve more than public condemnations. If that is indeed the case, the Canadian government should be proactive in starting these conversations.

A Gentler Approach

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2012 | Canada Politics

CHONGQING, China - A beaming Stephen Harper petting a panda may be the signature photo of the prime minister's four-day trip to China and also the sig...

Sunday Roundup: My PM Went to China and All He Brought Back Was a Lousy Panda?

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

How YouTube-adorable are those pandas we are going to be hosting? Apparently panda fur is not soft and fluffy, but tough and bristly like a shoe brush (or so someone once told me who'd actually pet a panda). Which is also a good way of describing Stephen Harper's trip to China. It was similar to that of a jilted girlfriend driving past her ex with a new beau. It seemed to have worked -- at least upon some American lawmakers critical of Obama's recent decision to kill the Keystone XL pipeline. While the Canadian leader was courting his Chinese suitors, our American leader was joining our new team in Quebec for the much-anticipated launch of Le Huffington Post on Wednesday.