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Why Are Canadian Pension Funds Investing in Sanctioned Chinese Companies?
June 11, 2022

Why Are Canadian Pension Funds Investing in Sanctioned Chinese Companies?

By Dennis Kwok and Sam Goodman
Canada's passive approach to investment has let government-run pension funds pump money into Chinese firms linked to human rights violations and forced labor.

China Rejects Canadian, Australian Charges of Unsafe Air Intercepts
June 07, 2022

China Rejects Canadian, Australian Charges of Unsafe Air Intercepts

By Ken Moritsugu
Both Canada and Australia accused Chinese military planes of nearly causing collisions during separate aerial encounters.
China Recruited Canadians to Avoid Embarrassment on the Olympic Ice
February 02, 2022

China Recruited Canadians to Avoid Embarrassment on the Olympic Ice

By Justin Olsvik
China went into overdrive to recruit foreign talent so it could field an Olympic men’s ice hockey team. The result: 15 out of 24 players on its team are from overseas.

Huawei and China’s ‘Hostage Diplomacy’
November 01, 2021

Huawei and China’s ‘Hostage Diplomacy’

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Van Jackson.

How a Chinese Sailboat Became a Microcosm for Arctic Geopolitics
October 18, 2021

How a Chinese Sailboat Became a Microcosm for Arctic Geopolitics

By Trym Eiterjord
A Chinese sailor's attempted journey through the Arctic Ocean ran aground on disputed sovereignty complaints.

Huawei Executive Resolves Criminal Charges in Deal With US
September 25, 2021

Huawei Executive Resolves Criminal Charges in Deal With US

By Eric Tucker and Jim Mustian
The deferred prosecution agreement paves the way for Meng Wanzhou to be released in a case that has roiled China’s relationships with both Canada and the U.S.

What Will Happen in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s Canada Extradition Case?
August 21, 2021

What Will Happen in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s Canada Extradition Case?

By Lizzi C. Lee
The latest hearings wrapped up on August 18 in a case that has attracted international attention and torpedoed Canada-China relations.
Canadian Faces Spy Ruling as Huawei Decision Looms
August 10, 2021

Canadian Faces Spy Ruling as Huawei Decision Looms

By Joe McDonald
Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained in China in what critics labeled "hostage politics" in 2018. 

China’s EU Sanctions Are the Latest Proof: Beijing Doesn’t Understand Democracies
March 25, 2021

China’s EU Sanctions Are the Latest Proof: Beijing Doesn’t Understand Democracies

By Andreea Brînză
Once again, Beijing has misunderstood the functioning of democratic institutions. It’s part of a long-standing pattern of missteps.

2nd Canadian Goes on Trial in China on Spying Charges
March 23, 2021

2nd Canadian Goes on Trial in China on Spying Charges

By Sam McNeil
Diplomats were barred from attending the trial of Michael Kovrig, just like at fellow Canadian Michael Spavor’s trial last week.

Jailed Canadians to Face Trial in China
March 19, 2021

Jailed Canadians to Face Trial in China

By Associated Press
After two years in detention, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor will face trial for espionage, amid accusations that Beijing is using them for “hostage diplomacy.”
Australia Joins Declaration Condemning Arbitrary Detention
February 26, 2021

Australia Joins Declaration Condemning Arbitrary Detention

By Joshua Mcdonald
In recent weeks, Australian citizens have been detained in China and Myanmar. 

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