Canada China Relations

China Detains Canadian Couple For Allegedly Stealing State Secrets

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

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.

Panda Pair Will Be Loaned To Canada

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada Politics

CHONGQING, China - Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrapped up his trip to China with his hands on a national treasure but avoided a public handshake wit...

Pandas Coming To Toronto, Calgary

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada

CHONGQING, China - For the last four days in China, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has had his eye on trade.But for a few minutes Saturday, Harper had ...

Harper Touts Progress On Human Rights With China

CBC | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Politics

A day before wrapping up his second official visit to China, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said raising the issue of human rights with Ch...

Canada, China Setting Up Free Trade Talks

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Politics

BEIJING, China - A raft of agreements between Canada and China may see the two countries ready to set sail on free trade talks.But even as Chinese Pre...

Poll: Canadians Open To Chinese Investment

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Business

BEIJING, China - A new poll suggests Canadians want China's help driving the economy, but don't want them in the driver's seat.In the Canadian Press-H...

After 18 Years Of Talks, Canada, China Sign Investment Deal

CP | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada Politics

BEIJING -- Nearly 20 years of negotiations on an investment protection deal for Chinese and Canadian investors has come to a close. The prime minis...

Harper Trip Aims To Improve Relations With Superpower

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Politics

BEIJING, China - Nihao is the word Chinese use to say hello.And on the first full day of his trip in China, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is hoping th...

Who's Harper Bringing With Him On China Business Trip

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to China today, and in addition to a political entourage, he's bringing along a who's-who of Canada's ene...

Should Canada Use Oil To Force China To Change?

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper's second trip China next week comes amid a renewed crackdown on dissent that highlights an issue his hosts would rather leave ...

Harper Should Lobby for Free Trade with China

Yuen Pau Woo | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Yuen Pau Woo

It comes as welcome news that Prime Minister Harper will visit Beijing next month. Harper should use the opportunity to signal his version of a "pivot" to Asia -- without the overtones of geopolitical positioning that invariably accompany U.S. foreign policy. An excellent way to do so would be to propose a Free Trade Agreement with China.

Harper Lists China As Top Foreign Policy Priority

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's new foreign policy identifies more than a dozen priority countries — China key among them — as Prime Minister Stephen Harper awa...

China: It's Not All Cheap Toys and Cute Pandas

J.J. McCullough | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

As the West's elite plunges deeper and deeper into Sinophilia, with all other manner of lavish junkets to the wealthy Communist nation, criticizing the Chinese dictatorship (or even using inflammatory language like "Chinese dictatorship") has become the new signifier of simple-minded provincialism.