The Institute for Peace & Diplomacy’s recent panel, ‘Assessing Canada-China Relations — Challenges and Opportunities,’ has been featured on China Daily, an English-language Chinese news outlet.
Paul Evans, a professor of public policy and global affairs at the University of British Columbia, said the relationship between the two countries is in a “painful moment”.
Graham Shantz, president of the Canada-China Business Council (CCBC), who first visited China 40 years ago, believes that people-to-people relations are critically important for the success of the relationship.
He stressed that the environmental and climate change agenda is a high priority for Canada. There is space within the climate discussion to pursue engagement with China, given Canada’s common interests and technology strengths.
Henry Wang, president of the Centre for China and Globalization, who studied in Canada and worked for the Quebec provincial government, said there is goodwill toward Canada in China, and vice versa. He is cautiously optimistic given that US President Joe Biden is expected to take a more pragmatic approach to US-China relations.
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