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Highlights/China

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Society

Environmental group in campaign to save vaquita porpoise

Rarest and most endangered marine mammal in the world The Sea Shepherd conservation organisation, founded by Canadian Paul Watson, is back in the Gulf of California in it’s ongoing effort to save the almost extinct vacquita porpoise. Two of Sea» 

International

Chinese official justifies imprisonment of Uighur Canadian

A senior Chinese official visiting Canada defended the continuing imprisonment of Huseyin Celil who was arrested 10 years ago while travelling on a Canadian passport, reports the Globe and Mail newspaper. Celil supported the rights of Uighur people Amnesty International» 

Economy, International, Military

China seeks another major Canadian purchase; Beware says expert

“The naivete, and short-sightedness of people always surprises” M Juneau Katsuya  China is to set to move into another large industrial area in Canada as it seeks to take over Canada’s largest publicly-traded construction company. This comes on the heels» 

Immigration & Refuge, International

New scam targets foreign students in Canada

Police in the west coast province of British Columbia are once again warning the large Chinese community there about a new scam. The extortion scam appears to be targeting female Chinese students in Canada. It’s related to a virtual kidnapping» 

International, Politics

Candian journalist briefly detained by Chinese police

A Canadian journalist working for The Globe and Mail newspaper was briefly detained by Chinese officials while reporting in the Xinjiang region in western China, the publication said Thursday. The newspaper said Nathan VanderKlippe, the Globe’s correspondent in Asia, was» 

International, Politics

China lashes out at Western reaction to death of jailed human rights activist but Canada spared

Chinese authorities are slamming several countries over “irresponsible remarks” made by Western leaders about the death of jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo but it appears Canada has escaped Beijing’s ire. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Friday remarks» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘terribly sad’ at death of Chinese human rights champion

Canada quietly expressed its sadness at the passing of Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo who died on Thursday shortly after being transferred from jail to a civilian hospital to seek treatment for advanced stages of terminal» 

Environment, International, Politics

Trudeau discusses climate change and economic ties with Chinese and Indian leaders

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on the phone with his Chinese and Indian counterparts yesterday to discuss continued efforts to combat climate change, develop clean energy technologies and promote trade, according the Prime Minister’s Office. In his conversation with Indian» 

Immigration & Refuge, International

Chinese lawsuit alleges multi-million dollar Canadian immigration scam

A case of alleged immigration fraud is now headed to the Yukon Territory Supreme Court in Whitehorse. The plaintiffs are Chinese companies, Ningbo Zhelun Overseas Immigration Service Co. Ltd., and Mega International Labour and Immigration Services Inc. (Mega) Eleven defendants» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Public input vs. the secrecy of free trade talks

The citizens advocacy group the Council of Canadians is decrying the ongoing secrecy of new international free trade talks. Highly secret talks were held in the past two weeks with China, and with TPP nations. In addition, the Council’s concerns»