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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. 

The Meng Wanzhou Case Speaks to China’s Diplomatic Paranoia
June 02, 2020

The Meng Wanzhou Case Speaks to China’s Diplomatic Paranoia

By Jo Kim
China’s unwarranted assertiveness and distrust of democratic systems damages its foreign relations.

Canada Judge Rules Huawei CFO’s Extradition Case Will Proceed
May 28, 2020

Canada Judge Rules Huawei CFO’s Extradition Case Will Proceed

By Associated Press
Meng Wanzhou's extradition cleared a legal hurdle, despite pressure from Beijing.

Calgary Zoo Returning Pandas to China Due to Bamboo Acquisition Barriers
May 14, 2020

Calgary Zoo Returning Pandas to China Due to Bamboo Acquisition Barriers

By Associated Press
Fresh bamboo is difficult to get in Calgary amid the pandemic, so the loaned pandas will be returned to China.
Canada and the US-China Geopolitical Tug of War
May 04, 2020

Canada and the US-China Geopolitical Tug of War

By Aadil Brar
The latest news in the Meng Wanzhou case barely registered amid COVID-19.

China’s ’Hostage Diplomacy’ Cannot Be Allowed to Stand
December 16, 2019

China’s ’Hostage Diplomacy’ Cannot Be Allowed to Stand

By Ankit Panda
Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor, and Yang Hengjun must be freed.

How Should Canada Approach Its China Problem?
August 07, 2019

How Should Canada Approach Its China Problem?

By Richard Shimooka
The Meng Wanzhou affair is a wake-up call: Canada needs to get serious about the China challenge.

The US-China Trade War Could Spell Election Defeat for Canada’s Trudeau
July 23, 2019

The US-China Trade War Could Spell Election Defeat for Canada’s Trudeau

By Kurt Fifelski
The Canadian prime minister might become the most high-profile casualty of U.S.-China frictions.
A Bitter Stalemate in Canada-China Relations
June 19, 2019

A Bitter Stalemate in Canada-China Relations

By Grant Wyeth
While Meng Wanzhou is sure to receive a fair extradition hearing, the situation for 3 Canadians remains much more opaque.

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