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China and Canada Relations

Coronavirus: What Canada can expect to happen in the next two weeks

We may blunt our curve because it sounds like Canadians are taking this seriously and practicing these social distancing endeavours. We will be much better for it.

Sophie Gregoire, wife of Justin Trudeau, tests positive for coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Gregoire, has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Diplomats warned federal government about getting too tight with China, committee hears

Global Affairs documents warn of 'Beijing's long-term strategic challenge to Canada's interests and values'

Global Affairs warned Trudeau gov’t about Chinese development bank Canada has joined

Global Affairs Canada warned the Trudeau government that China is using the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to advance its economic influence and authoritarian model of governance around the world, new documents reveal. 

Canadians being told to prepare for a possible novel coronavirus pandemic

As novel coronavirus outbreaks spread across a growing list of countries, Canadians are being warned to prepare for a possible pandemic.

Chinese man argues against deportation from Canada, citing coronavirus

A Chinese man has argued -- unsuccessfully -- that he should not be deported from Canada because he faced serious risk of harm from...

Canadian public health veteran leading WHO coronavirus team to Beijing to investigate epidemic

A World Health Organization (WHO) team of international experts led by a Canadian epidemiologist is on its way to Beijing to investigate China’s coronavirus it was announced Sunday, the same day China raised the death toll from its outbreak to 811, surpassing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic.

U.S. House resolution gives rare praise to Canada for arresting Huawei CFO, blasts China’s...

Canada is still grappling with China on multiple fronts because of the Huawei case, but this week it picked up some rare moral support

Ontario celebrations of Communist China’s founding cancelled after outcry from Hong Kong protest supporters

China events have been particularly contentious this year in the face of Canada's bitter diplomatic feud with Beijing, the mass protests in Hong Kong and growing concern about human-rights abuses in China.

Trudeau accuses China of using ‘arbitrary detentions’ for political ends

Justin Trudeau has accused Beijing of using “arbitrary detentions” as a tool in pursuit of political goals in the latest broadside in a diplomatic and trade row with China.

Trump offers ‘anything’ to help Canada in rift with China

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has left Washington DC with assurances from President Donald Trump that he will assist Canada in its rift with China.

Chinese ambassador to Canada to depart as diplomatic dispute rages on

Lu Shaye, the Chinese ambassador to Canada who has been a combative presence throughout a serious and ongoing dispute between the two countries, is expected to depart soon for a new post

Glavin: Canada’s anemic response to China

China is playing stronger, making stronger moves than it has before to try and get its own way on the world stage and western countries and democracies around the world are pulling together to point out that this is not something that we need to continue to allow.

Terry Glavin: It’s official – China is a threat to Canada’s national security

It’s all because Canada detained Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou last December on a U.S. Justice Department extradition warrant.

How China tried to stop my freedom of speech – in Canada

My brother was killed on the streets in 1992. He was only 18. He was attacked by a mob of Chinese construction corps soldiers....

China’s Huawei soft power push raises hard questions in Canada

As a nasty diplomatic feud deepens between the two countries over the tech company, involving arrests and execution orders, it hasn’t gone unnoticed that...

Trudeau fires Canada’s ambassador to China amid Huawei controversy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired Canada's ambassador to China, John McCallum. It follows controversial comments Mr McCallum made about an extradition case involving a...

140 international scholars, former diplomats urge China to release 2 Canadians

A group of 140 academics, former diplomats and other officials from around the world are urging China to immediately release two detained Canadians, warning the...

Canadians are suffering because it has a weak government and a weak prime minister

Today the New York times carries an article by Catherine Porter discussing “How a growing rift with Canada is unfolding in China”.

Canadian ban on Huawei’s 5G tech will trigger ‘repercussions,’ says China

Tension between Canada and China continues to mount over Huawei. China on Thursday warned there would be repercussions if the Canadian government banned Huawei from supplying...

China sentences Canadian man to death for drug smuggling

A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling in a ruling which will worsen a diplomatic row between the two countries.

Canadian Fights Death Penalty Case in China, Raising Stakes in Rift

China’s diplomatic clash with Canada reached its highest stakes on Monday, when a Canadian man vigorously denied that he was a knowing participant in a drug smuggling operation

Canadian prime minister says China not respecting diplomatic immunity in arrest case

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Chinese officials are not respecting the diplomatic immunity of one of the Canadians detained in China last month as he ramped...

Trudeau and Trump Denounce China’s ‘Arbitrary Detention’ of Canadians

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United States (US) President Donald Trump denounced China's "arbitrary detention" of two Canadians during a telephone call Monday, officials said. "The...

Canadian parliamentarians push China to immediately free two detained Canadians

A delegation of Canadian parliamentarians pressed Chinese officials on Monday to immediately release two jailed Canadians, warning the continued detentions have caused a “major...

Demand release of Canadians held by China, Gareth Evans urges government

Former foreign minister Gareth Evans has called on the Morrison government to step up its protest to Beijing over China's detention of two Canadians,...

Canadian detained in China has been released

A Canadian citizen who was detained in China this month has returned to Canada after being released from custody, a Canadian government spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman did...

Canadian man to appear in Chinese court on drug smuggling charges

A Canadian man is to appear before a court in north-eastern China on Saturday on drugs charges, a government-run news portal said, amid frosty relations between...

US, Canada call on China to release detained Canadians

The United States joined Canada on Friday in calling on Beijing to release two Canadians detained in what are widely believed to be tit-for-tat arrests related to the...

China says 3rd detained Canadian sentenced to administrative punishment

A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry says Sarah McIver​ was working illegally. An Alberta teacher who recently became the third Canadian detained in China this month...

‘Hundreds’ of Canadians held by China raise stakes for Trudeau government

Around 200 Canadians are currently detained in China for a variety of reasons, the Star has learned.

Third Canadian citizen has been detained in China, Global Affairs Canada confirms

Global Affairs Canada confirmed on Tuesday that a third Canadian citizen has been detained by Chinese authorities

The end of the Trudeau government’s China delusion

The case of Meng Wanzhou has torpedoed the Trudeau government’s China policy. At the same time, it has also sunk China’s Canada policy. Call it a win-win.

Canadian Ambassador to China meets with detained Canadian Michael Kovrig

Canadian Ambassador to China John McCallum was granted access to meet with Michael Kovrig, the Canadian who was detained earlier this week. Kovrig previously worked in the Canadian...

Canada is caught between China and U.S., and feeling alone

Canada is caught between two super powers and taking the punishment — and its ally to the south has been conspicuously absent in coming to its aid.

Canada must stand up to China the bully

In clear reprisal for Canada’s U.S.-sought arrest of the daughter of Huawei’s founder, China has detained two Canadians on charges of undermining its national...

Canadians’ detainment in China is retaliation for Huawei arrest, Trump adviser says

The detainment of Canadians in China is retaliation for the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, White House trade policy adviser Peter Navarro said Thursday, while appearing on Fox News.

China may have detained second citizen, says Canada foreign minister

A second Canadian citizen may have been held by Chinese officials following the detention of former diplomat Michael Kovrig, according to Canada’s foreign minister...

China says arrest of Huawei CFO part of ‘political conspiracy’ by Canada, U.S.

Canada and the United States are persecuting Huawei by detaining chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on allegations of fraud related to possible violations of U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.

Canadian detained in China as Huawei CFO returns to court

Canada confirmed on Tuesday that one of its citizens was detained in China but said it saw no explicit connection to the arrest in Vancouver of a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co .

Former Canadian diplomat detained in China

Michael Kovrig’s employer, the International Crisis Group, is seeking his release but it is unclear if the case is related to Meng Wanzhou. A former...

Canada-China relations turn icy over arrest of Chinese exec

Relations between Canada and China turned frostier Tuesday as China detained a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing in apparent retaliation for the jailing of a top Chinese executive at the request of the United States.

Huawei executive’s arrest sees China threaten Canada with ‘serious consequences’

China has warned Canada that there will be severe consequences if it does not immediately release a senior Huawei executive, calling the case "extremely nasty".

China warns Canada of consequences if it does not release Huawei CFO

China has threatened Canada with grave consequences if a top executive at Huawei Technologies Co. is not immediately released, calling her arrest as she changed planes in Canada “unreasonable, unconscionable and vile in nature.”

Canada can enter trade deal with China, says agriculture minister

The United States and Mexico can’t exclude Canada from entering formal trade negotiation with China, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says — despite an ongoing global trade war and questions about a clause in the trilateral trade deal.

China’s long-term economic absorption of Canada is the real threat

Last week, Canadian media were barred from entering an event in Beijing where our own Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, was giving a talk to...

China threatens the democratic world order—and Canada can’t be a weak link

Despite our allies’ warnings, Ottawa isn’t taking the threat of authoritarian China seriously. That could be disastrous.

China’s military scientists target Canadian universities

Canadian academics have collaborated on dozens of projects with Chinese military researchers – some of whom appear to have obscured their defence ties – raising concerns that Canada is inadvertently helping China modernize its armed forces.

Canada will stall trade deal with China until its behaviour is ‘more reasonable’

Canada's ambassador to China says a trade pact with Canada likely won't be reached until China shows flexibility on certain controversial policies. John McCallum says most...

Ottawa’s pursuit of free trade with China is a losing proposition

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s article 32.10 – the “poison pill” meant to deter Ottawa from negotiating free trade with China – is rattling Canadian...

Chinese embassy in Canada condemns ‘US veto’ clause in North America trade deal

The Chinese embassy in Ottawa has publicly condemned a “poison bill” clause in the new North American trade deal that gives Washington an effective...

Terry Glavin: ‘Liberal values’ are worthless when Trudeau takes China’s side against Taiwan

You would think the choice would be a straightforward one. Should Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government persist in its headlong rush to deepen Canada’s...

Actress Anastasia Lin urges Australia to intervene in alleged transplant abuse in China

Canadian-Chinese actress Anastasia Lin has urged Australia to intervene in alleged "transplant abuse" in China.

Candice Bergen: China denied my travel visa, Liberals were no help

Conservative MP Candice Bergen said the Liberals should have protested when China denied her a visa to travel there with other parliamentarians this summer,...

Jack Ma praises Trudeau; says Alibaba can help create ‘a lot of jobs’ in...

Asia’s richest entrepreneur wants to give the Canadian jobs market a boost. Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Alibaba, says his platform would...

China’s Alibaba bringing online payment platform AliPay to Canada

Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba Group's online payment platform AliPay will officially launch in Canada through a partnership with Canadian tech firm Snap Pay...

Getting a NAFTA deal by 2018 is within reach: Canadian officials

As Canada gets set to host round three of NAFTA talks in Ottawa this weekend, Canadian government officials insist the American deadline for a new North American free trade deal

Get Ready For A More Chinese Canada

But let me correct myself. It will be more Chinese. Already there is ample evidence of this influence, including language creep.

Toronto Documentary ‘China Hustle’ Probes Financial Misdeeds, Swipes at Alibaba

e-commerce and entertainment giant Alibaba is ripe for investigation alongside smaller Chinese companies accused of deceiving investors and regulators.

Canada to decide on potential free trade agreement with China this fall

While all eyes are on NAFTA, Canada is trying to move quickly on trade in the Asia-Pacific, with decisions on a China free trade agreement and an updated TPP coming this fall.

Chinese ship making first voyage through Canada’s Northwest Passage

A Chinese research icebreaker is making its first ever voyage through the Northwest Passage in what one expert believes to be a move to lay the foundations for China to sail cargo ships over the top of Canada.

Globe and Mail journalist detained by Chinese police in Xinjiang region

A Globe and Mail journalist was detained by Chinese police and had his camera searched and computer seized while reporting in the remote Xinjiang...

The roaring silence around trade talks with China

As Canadians digest a stream of news and punditry about NAFTA renegotiations, there’s another trade relationship — possibly more consequential for our future —...

China’s Gift For Canada 150 Project Not What It Seems, Expert Says

Canadian agencies showed naiveté in dealing with China as it inserted itself into a Canada 150 project, says a Canada-China expert. Brock University political scientist...

Virtual ‘kidnapping’ scam aimed at female Chinese students hits Vancouver

A virtual kidnapping scam targeting female Chinese students has hit Vancouver. According to the RCMP, the cyber extortion scheme tricks victims into believing their loved...

Chinese buyers prefer Montreal over Vancouver

Data from a Chinese real estate website has revealed that Montreal will eclipse Vancouver as the top destination for Chinese investors.

China accuses Canadian-Chinese tycoon of major role in pyramid scheme

A Chinese-Canadian businessman who attended one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial cash-for-access fundraising dinners last year is now fighting accusations by prosecutors in...

How Vancouver became China’s aviation hub to the West

The action-movie star's work across US and Asian film made him an obvious choice to represent Hong Kong Airlines and fly on the airline's first flight to North America.

Chinese firm expelled from trade association days before takeover of Canadian high-tech company

A Chinese telecom giant at the centre of a controversial takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm has run afoul of China's powerful Ministry of Public Security.

Justin Bieber Banned From China Because of His ‘Bad Behavior’

China has banned pop idol Justin Bieber from performing on the mainland because of his “bad behavior” on and off the stage.

Mark McConaghy: Trudeau’s naked economic self-interest dishonours a hero of Chinese democracy

Canadian leaders do these Chinese citizens a tremendous disservice by refusing to publicly critique the web of repression they live through everyday.

Human rights in China going in ‘negative direction,’ Canadian government report says

Picture: China's ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye, shown here in a June 29 file photo, blamed an ill-informed Canadian news media for forcing the...

Canadian Nursing Home Deal Spurs Questions About Chinese Money

Today, the chairman of the Chinese buyer, Anbang Insurance Group, is being held by the Chinese police for undisclosed reasons

Canadians oppose sale of high tech firms to Chinese investors: poll

An overwhelming majority of Canadians oppose the sale of two domestic technology companies with military customers to Chinese investors and believe these takeovers should...

China agrees to stop conducting state-sponsored cyberattacks targeting Canadian private sector

China has signed an agreement saying it will stop conducting state-sponsored cyberattacks aimed at stealing Canadian private-sector trade secrets and proprietary technology.

Liberal government signals it would welcome Chinese investment in oilsands

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says “no partnership holds more potential than the one we share with China.”

An Ever Evolving Chinese-Canadian Community Has Become More Canadian

In just two short months, they have received almost 100,000 petitions urging the Ontario Liberal government to pass Bill 79.

Canada beats U.S. in pork sales to China – feet, elbows and all

Canada has overtaken the United States as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for lucrative shares of the biggest global market.

Why Canadians are opposed to a free-trade deal with China

Beijing has a serious image problem and its officials are not making things any easier with their knee-jerk, defensive responses to questions of human rights.

Chrystia Freeland says Canadians detained in China are top priority

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has assured the daughter of a couple detained in China that Ottawa is working hard to persuade Beijing to...

Canadian winery owners face closed trial in China

Charges of smuggling against a Canadian winery owner who has been locked up in a Chinese jail for more than a year are trumped up, his lawyers say, accusing China of criminalizing a customs dispute

Immigration of Chinese to Canada in the 21st Century

According to statistics compiled by the Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong, from 1991 to 1996, "about 30,000 Hong Kongers emigrated annually to Canada

Lillian Eva Dyck, Victor Oh and Yuen Pau Woo: Canada’s sordid history of treating...

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, another anniversary must not go overlooked. May 14, 2017 marks 70 years since the repeal of the Chinese Immigration Act

Chinese workers integral in building Canada’s first megaproject

The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) is touted as one, if not, the preeminent engineering project for the then young and developing nation of Canada....

Canada 150: Choo Chiat Goh left dancing in China to build ballet in Canada

To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. In 1976, the Cultural Revolution may...

Company That Helped Canada Open to China Will Stay for Long Haul

Power Financial Corp. is unfazed by the current rout in Chinese markets. Power Financial and its parent Power Corporation of Canada -- founded by Paul...

Trade Challenges: United States, Canada, and China

Complaining about Canadian softwood-lumber and dairy products, President Trump seems unaware that Canada is currently the No. 1 market for 35 U.S. states. According...

China market key to Canada’s economic diversification: Ambassador

Boosting ties with China could go a long way toward diversifying the Canadian economy and reducing the impact of Canada-U.S. trade disputes over products...

New museum built on historic Lytton cultural site

History is literally being made — and remade — as the final touches are added to a new cultural museum that recognizes the work...

In Victoria, Canada, venture among cavorting orcas or dazzling flowers

I lucked into a monster adventure off Canada's Pacific Coast. I call it happy hour on the Salish Sea.

Researchers examining why heart attacks on rise among Chinese Canadians

Heart disease rates are rising rapidly for Chinese Canadians. Our current guidelines for heart health are largely based on studies in white people of...

China beckons Canada and Mexico in face of U.S. uncertainty

The uncertainty caused by the Trump administration means Mexico and Canada need to look towards new non-American markets, including China, to grow their economies

Some B.C. universities leasing spaces on their campuses to private Chinese high schools to...

Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, which operates in several Vancouver suburbs — have agreed to lease campus spaces for such schools.

APF Canada’s 2017 National Opinion Poll: Canadian Views on Engagement with China

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the 2017 National Opinion Poll (NOP) Canadian Views on Engagement with China released...

Canada Strengthens Its Cultural and Economic Ties with New Zealand and China

GATINEAU, QC, May 5, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada recognizes that Canadian cultural industries represent a key sector of our economy. Supporting Canadian...

Chinese railway maker plans plant in Canada

China Railway Rolling Stock Corp, the country's railway vehicle and equipment manufacturer and exporter, announced on Thursday that it will build a plant in Canada to further expand its marketing channels in North America.

China’s canola demand may rise

At least two large oilseed crushing plants in China are expected to switch to canola from soybeans. Expect an extra one million tonnes of canola...

Douglas Todd: B.C.’s ethnic Chinese population far more inclined to vote Liberal

Which political party will most appeal to B.C.’s large ethnic Chinese population, which tends to be well off, morally conservative and politically undecided?

Why Canada Is Selling Advanced Nuclear Reactors to China

As Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stood alongside Justin Trudeau at Parliament's centre block in September, a quiet confidence was growing in Canada's nuclear industry.

Canadian citizen detained in Beijing locked in room as punishment

A Canadian citizen being held against her will in a Beijing detention centre since February was from time to time locked in a small darkened room as punishment early in her incarceration

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