Harper China

Not Poking The Panda Paid Off For Harper

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - On a Saturday afternoon last February, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sat on a bench in a Chinese zoo, his wife by his side.On her lap squirme...

Secret Document Reveals Our New Foreign Policy Approach

CBC | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

A confidential government document obtained by CBC News warns the Harper government has been slow to open new markets in Asia, leaving Canada firmly t...

Harper: Democratic Reform In China Will Come From Its People, Not Leadership

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Politics

MANILA, Philippines - The people of China, not its leadership, will be the ones to fuel democratic reform in that country, Prime Minister Stephen Harp...

When it Comes to the Pipeline, Harper Talks in Circles

Elizabeth May | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

Yesterday in British Columbia, Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried to sound a note of reason on the subject of the increasingly unpopular proposal to build 1,100 kilometres of Northern Gateway pipeline. And he talked about basing these decisions on science. My favourite bit, if I am allowed favourite bits of whoppers, was the gratuitous, "As I've said repeatedly." Where and when did he ever say anything like this before? Let's look at what he actually has said repeatedly...

Harper's Risky Meeting

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government firmly aligned itself Friday with one of China's sworn enemies — the Dalai Lama, who thanked the world for its suppor...

'Harper's Elbows' Becomes Star Dish In Beijing

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - In Canada, the phrase "Harper's Elbows" might make a good description for the prime minister's penchant for playing political offence.But in ...

Simple Deal: Canada Gets Money, and China Gets Canada

Edward Jackson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Edward Jackson

In the 30 years between 2020 and 2050, coping with stepped up economic incursions and acquisitiveness by China could well become the prime function of the Canadian state on almost every important policy front.

Canada Should Stop Panda-ring to China

Diane Francis | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

After Harper's China visit, Canada must be ruthless when it comes to its own interests and should visit other major Asia-Pacific nations. This is not about friendship, but about business. This country must realize that it can and should leverage its resources to get value-added and manufacturing export business.

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.

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's New BFF: China!

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

So, America's narcissistic, Europe's clueless, and Australia might as well be on another planet. China, on the other hand, likes us for who we are and wants to get to know us better -- plus, he seems to be very courteous and well-mannered.

Harper Mixes Oil And Human Rights In Frank China Speech

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Politics

GUANGZHOU, China - Stephen Harper left the old political world of Beijing for a new industrial capital of China to deliver his strongest words yet on ...

WATCH: Focus Shifts On Harper's China Trip

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Politics

GUANGXI, China - The prime minister has moved the focus of his trip to China from trade talks to text books.Stephen Harper arrived in the southern Chi...

Harper Sells Canadian Human Rights to China

Maude Barlow | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

Stephen Harper is aggressively selling Canada's tar sands and other energy and natural resources to China and willing to give it investor rights unavailable to Canadian firms operating domestically.

The Prime Minister and Lady Edith Go to China

Christopher Sands | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Like Lady Edith of the hit series Downtown Abbey, Prime Minister Harper must feel frustrated that Obama expects him to stand aside while the U.S. courts China and simultaneously wait around for a decision on Keystone. Worse still, there is the fear that Chinese interest in Canada is only a ploy, Beijing using Ottawa to spark Obama's jealousy and get Washington's attention.

Should China Be Quizzing Canada On Human Rights Abuses?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Politics

Aboriginals from British Columbia have asked China's president to quiz Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Canada's human rights record during his visit ...

Harper To Raise Syria Crisis On China Trip

CBC | Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will raise the crisis in Syria on his trip to China, a top Canadian government official says, a day after C...

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...

Gingrich Gives Harper A Shout-Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics

Newt Gingrich is a fan of Stephen Harper. The Republican presidential hopeful gave the Canadian prime minister a shout out in his speech after winn...

Harper Going To China

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - China knows what it wants from Canada — oil, gas and minerals. For Stephen Harper to claim success on his coming trip there, he must presen...