The Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD) is pleased to announce our upcoming panel ‘Assessing Canada-China Relations: Challenges and Opportunities’ The discussion will take place on February 24th at 7:00 PM EST and can be watched live on Zoom.
The Canada-China bilateral relationship reached a low point in 2018 when Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in China following Canada’s arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou on an extradition request by Washington. Instead of celebrating half a century of bilateral ties, both countries have insisted that the other is at fault for the deteriorating relations.
As the global power structure continues to shift and China grows as an economic and industrial power, it is critical for Canada to revisit its policies and examine opportunities for pragmatic engagement. This panel will be an opportunity to reflect on past challenges, as well as discuss the short, medium, and long term considerations for Canada-China relations.
Registration is required to attend. Please fill out the registration form on this page to reserve your spot for free.
Senator Yuen Pau Woo: Canadian Senator, Former President of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Dr. Paul Evans: Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia
Dr. Henry Wang: President, Centre for China and Globalization (CCG)
Graham Shantz: President, Canada-China Business Council (CCBC)
Moderator: Dr. Wenran Jiang, Advisor, Asia Program, Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD)