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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...

Harper Hears A Hu

Matt Price | Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Matt Price

There's nothing that the Chinese government likes more than Western leaders dropping all that human rights stuff and instead coming around to kowtow before them, as Steven Harper will do with President Hu Jintao this week. And what has brought about this change? In a word: Oil.

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...

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 ...

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...

A Pipeline to China Was Always Harper's Scheme

Matt Price | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Matt Price

When Stephen Harper visits Chinese President Hu Jintao next month, he can rightfully argue that he is now fully engaged helping Beijing get the pipeline it's been after for quite some time, and that he's deploying his best bully-boy tactics to get it.

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...

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.