Highlights/China

Economy, Society

Ottawa offers workshops on how to attract more Chinese tourists

The federal government is setting up a series of workshops for Canadian businesses working in tourism and hospitality sector to help them attract more Chinese tourists, officials announced Friday. Ottawa in collaboration with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Canada, U.S, Five Eyes: security concerns about China

As Canada seeks to develop its 5G cyber network, international concerns are being raised about the security of its infrastructure. The so-called “Five Eyes”, Canada, the U.S., the U.K, Australia, and New Zealand is an international surveillance, security, and information» 

International, Politics

Trump accuses China of meddling in 2018 midterm elections

China is attempting to “meddle” in the forthcoming U.S. mid-term elections, President Donald Trump told world leaders during a meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday. Speaking while chairing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council for the first» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Huawei ties to China’s government worry Canada

China’s tech giant, Huawei has invested millions in research in Canada and the government is increasingly concerned about its world dominance in next-generation 5G wireless technology and national security. Huawei is the biggest provider of cellular network equipment in the» 

Economy, International

Canada’s Tim Hortons to expand to China

Canada’s iconic coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons said on Wednesday it plans to open 1,500 outlets in China over the next decade, hoping to capitalize on the country’s vibrant economy and a growing cafe culture. To establish a foothold in» 

Economy, International

U.S./China tariff dispute could lead to world economic slowdown

The financial world is waiting and watching the escalating tariff dispute between China and the United States amid fears an all-out trade war would hurt economies around the world. Together, China and the U.S. represent about half the world economy.» 

International, Society

Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo to be memorialized in Toronto

A bronze statue of an empty chair will be erected in Canada’s biggest city to commemorate writer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. China refused to allow the writer to travel to Norway to collect his» 

Aecon is involved in many major construction and maintenance projects, some of which could be classed as sensitive to national security

Economy, International, Politics

Chinese takeover of Canadian firm blocked

National Security Issues Cited Chinese acquisition of Canadian tech, oil and other companies received a setback today. A state-owned Chinese company- China Communications Construction Co. Ltd.,- had been trying to acquire Canada’s largest engineering and construction giant, Aecon. In addition» 

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»