It has become increasingly clear that Canada's relationship with China is experiencing unprecedented strain. Will a shift in Canada's approach be enough to mitigate the bilateral conflict, or do our country's leaders need to adopt a new strategy?
Join the CIC Vancouver as a panel of experts from across the country virtually gather to discuss their priorities for a re-imagined approach to Canada-China relations.
Paul Evans has been a Professor at the University of British Columbia since 1999, teaching Asian and trans-Pacific international relations. His work was based at the Institute of Asian Research and the Liu Institute for Global Issues which are now both located in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA). He is currently a Canadian representative on the ASEAN Regional Forum’s Experts and Eminent Persons Group.
Professor Gordon Houlden is the Director of the China Institute, Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies.
Dr. James Boutilier is the former Special Advisor (Policy) at Canada’s Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters in Esquimalt, British Columbia. He was responsible for advising the Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific on matters of defence and foreign policy and maritime security in the AsiaPacific region.
Lynette H. Ong is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the University of Toronto. She is an expert of China, and Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore and Malaysia.
Susan Gregson served in the Canadian public service with distinction for 35 years, occupying several senior executive positions. Between 2013 and 2016, she was Assistant Deputy Minister for Asia Pacific at Global Affairs Canada.