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Economy, International, Politics

Agriculture minister heads to China to boost Canadian food exports

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay is heading to China on a week-long trade mission to showcase Canada’s agri-food and seafood and boost Canadian agricultural exports, officials said Friday. During his trip to China from May 14 to 18, MacAulay is expected to hold» 

International, Politics

Chinese ambitions in the Arctic not a threat to Canada: experts

China’s growing involvement and interest in the Arctic should not be seen as a cause for concern in Canada even if certain aspects of Chinese policy need much closer scrutiny, say Canadian experts. Dozens of academics, civilian and military government» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada plays a key role in Ebola vaccine

Canadian and Chinese researchers worked together on a new vaccine to fight the Ebola virus which claimed more than 10,000 lives in West Africa four years ago. The vaccine was recently approved by Chinese regulators and the National Research Council» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Cyber threat: FBI issues yet another warning about Huawei- ZTE

For years security experts in Canada and the U.S have been expressing concerns about Chinese high-tech firms and potential spying. Last week FBI director Christopher Wray told a U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that the government should be ” deeply» 

Economy, International, Politics

Aecon takeover by Chinese firm delayed by national security review

The $1.5-billion takeover of Canadian construction company Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned company has been pushed back, because the federal government needs more time to conduct a national security review of the sensitive deal, federal officials confirmed Monday. The review will» 

International, Society

Canadian construction companies alarmed about Chinese bid

Canada’s construction industry is the latest to express alarm over efforts by a Chinese state-owned company to take over Canada’s third-largest construction firm. China Communications Construction Co. has bid $1.5 billion to buy 100 per cent of Aecon group. Aecon» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

China signals it wants in on future decisions on the Arctic

This month China took what may be called an unusual step of releasing a public policy paper on the Arctic, and did so in English. Calling itself a “near Arctic state” it indicates China intends to take an important role» 

International, Politics

China and Russia lash out at ‘Cold War era’ Vancouver summit on North Korea

Russia and China lashed out at Canada and the United States Wednesday following the publication of the final document from the meeting of nearly 20 foreign ministers that had gathered in Vancouver to show a common front in the face» 

International, Politics

Intimidation against Chinese-Canadian human rights activists

A new report says that Chinese-Canadians who speak out about human rights issues in China face a variety of threats allegedly instigated by Chinese officials. The report was prepared in part by Amnesty International Canada, part of a 15-member coalition» 


Russian oil, cooperation over commerce & Canada’s Arctic highway : 2017 Arctic Year in Review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The end of the year is often a time to take stock, and here at Eye on the Arctic we’re no different. That’s why, as 2017 draws to»