Stephen Harper China

Harper Raises Taboo Topic In China

CBC | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has wrapped up a one-day visit to Hangzhou, in eastern China, where he talked trade everywhere he went. But behind cl...

Harper's China Focus

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2014 | 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...

Harper To Focus On Trade During China Trip

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is bound for a country at a crossroads to meet a Chinese political leadership that faces significant political ...

Divisions In Tory Ranks Over Canada's Relationship With China

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to China this week amid serious divisions in the Conservative ranks over Canada's relationship with its N...

Does It Even Matter If He Skips A Summit?

CBC | By Andrew McDougall, CBC News | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will skip the leaders' meetings at the upcoming APEC summit, choosing instead to attend Remembrance Day events in Ottawa...

Harper To Make Third Trip To China

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It was business as usual Friday at the prime minister's Langevin Block office, where Stephen Harper smiled and chatted with the Chinese ambas...

Harper Urged To Press China On Hong Kong Unrest

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Even if the Hong Kong protests fizzle, Stephen Harper must press his Chinese hosts next month on the concerns raised by student activists, sa...

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 ...

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...

Harper Flubs Foreign Affairs File -- Again

Rachel Décoste | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making a trip to New York this week, but it isn't to attend a United Nations meeting to which Canada was extended an invitation. The Prime Minister will instead be in the glitzy hotel, where he is due to receive an award from the little-known Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith partnership of corporate and religious leaders. Between the successive fossil awards for environmental savagery and the unfortunate de-funding of reproductive health in foreign aid, the Harper government continues to slide Canada's international influence down to the gutter.

A Balancing Act

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Dalai Lama is praising Prime Minister Stephen Harper for balancing Canadian values such as human rights with the need to further economic...

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...

'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 ...

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.

Tibet PM Sees Human-Rights 'Tragedy' Unfolding

CBC | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada Politics

On the eve of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's last day in China, the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile has sounded the alarm on the "t...

China Warms to Harper

CBC | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada Politics

The CBC's Susan Lunn sat down with Prime Minister Stephen Harper Friday as he neared the end of his trip to China, for an interview for C...

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...

The Book Laureen Harper Wants China To Read

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Politics

BEIJING, China - As she tours China along with her husband, Laureen Harper has her own wish for the Chinese people.May they love Anne of Green Gables ...

Harper Talks Tourism On China Trip

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada Politics

BEIJING, China - The conclusion of 18 years of talks with the Chinese for an investment protection deal marks a historic step forward in Canada-China ...

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...

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 ...

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...