Canada China Trade

Stephen Harper Marks Chinese New Year By Announcing China Trade Boost

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has marked the start of Chinese New Year by saying his government is putting a big emphasis on boosting trade ...

What I Saw In China

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

On a recent trip to China, I heard the president of that nation make a startling announcement. China will rebuild the centuries' old trade rout...

First Nation's FIPA Challenge Rejected

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A federal court judge has dismissed an application from a small British Columbia aboriginal band trying to stop the Canada-China free trad...

Conservative Infighting Scuttling China Trade Deal: NDP

CBC | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Business

A delay in the federal government's adoption of a controversial investment treaty with China has energized the Opposition New Democrats, who are oppos...

Fast Facts on Trade in 2012

Peter Hall | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Normally, this column is forward-looking, but occasionally, it pays to reflect on recent events. Annual merchandise trade data for 2012 are hot off th...

Canada Lagging In China: Business Association

CBC | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is now trying to make up for lost time when it comes to Canada's ties with China, and there is a lot of work to do to br...

CEOs Travelled With Harper On Taxpayers' Dime

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Conservative government covered expenses for some of the country's top executives as they accompanied the prime minister around China a y...

Exploding Debt, Chinese Invasions .. And Mark Carney

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Business

It's been a year of ups and downs for Canadian business. On the downside, the economy grew sluggishly, the long-running housing boom turned to bus...

Are We Trading Away Our Rights and Environment?

David Suzuki | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Because countries often have differing political and economic systems, agreements are needed to protect those invested in trade. Canada has signed numerous deals. Treaties, agreements and organizations to help settle disputes may be necessary, but they often favour the interests of business over citizens.

What You Should Know About New Trade Deal With China

CBC | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government has come under heavy scrutiny from opposition parties and critics alike after Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed an investmen...

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 ...

How the Nexen Deal Could Dent Our Pipeline

Diane Francis | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

If the CNOOC/Nexen approval is given, before the Keystone pipeline is approved, a new set of questions for the Americans will be opened up. Letting China Inc. have special access could give President Obama a reason not to approve Keystone, and could also Romney, if he wins, a reason to consider not approving the line as he has pledged to do on Day One.

Did Canada Just Sign A 'Corporate Rights Pact'?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Business

A China-Canada trade agreement the Harper government signed earlier this month amounts to a “corporate rights pact” that will make it harder for C...

Who's the Better Bedmate: China or the U.S.?

Claude Laferrière | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Business
Claude Laferrière

The perception is that Canada-U.S. relations are piling up with potential court cases and chilling diplomacy. Ignoring or bullying our closest friend and ally to improve our trade with China knowing their political environment and economic system seems quite risky. Does it worth failing our friendship with the U.S.?

There's Going To Be A Lot To Talk About

CBC | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives today in Vladivostok, Russia, for APEC 2012, the gathering of leaders from the countries belonging to the Asia-P...

Rachel Mendleson

China's Economy Slows, And Takes Toronto Stock Exchange With It

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 03.21.2012 | Canada Business

Attention investors: as growth in China slows, the Toronto Stock Exchange may not be the wisest place to position your bets. Despite a strong perf...

Harper Kicks Off Asia Tour

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper leaves today for Asia, on a trip where he'll be talking business in Japan and Thailand over the next few days.H...

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.

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...

Is Trade With China Softening Our Human Rights Message

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The prime minister heads to China next week to talk trade and senior officials insist human rights will also be part of the discussion.But th...

China Hints It Wants Access To Arctic Resources

CP | Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - China may use the upcoming visit by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to try convincing him that it deserves a more prominent role in the Arcti...

Warming Relations, But Canada's Business Reputation Chilled

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government has fumbled and even damaged lucrative economic opportunities in China and the rest of Asia and will need to work hard...

Tories To China: Can We Start Over?

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Call it going back to the future instead of a great leap forward. John Baird's first trip to China as foreign affair...