China as a Gloabl Investor

Recent Trends and Implications for Canada

2016 Albertans' Views on China

Survey indicate Albertans’ growing support for Chinese investment and closer economic ties

2016 Canada-China Relations Forum

An exchange of ideas on a range of issues affecting Canada-China relations

Comprehensive Database on Chinese Investment in Canada

A bottom-up perspective on investment flows from China to Canada

An overview of China in the media

Asia-Pacific: Trump-Trudeau meeting sends positive signals about NAFTA. Sean King also dismissed the likelihood that TPP’s demise may have boosted a rival trade block — the Beijing-led RCEP.
Walmart to open about 40 new outlets in China: Walmart will open up to 40 new branches in China this year.
Weibo reports strong 2016 revenue growth: Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo reported strong revenue growth.
China military says aware of U.S. carrier in South China Sea: China's defense ministry said on Thursday it was aware.
China warns United States over South China Sea deployment: China issued a warning to the United States.
China welcomes ‘precious’ US-born panda Bao Bao: China welcomed American-born giant panda Bao Bao.
Pentagon studies ways to counter hypersonic missile threat from China, Russia: The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency has launched a study.


Thanks to the University of Alberta’s strong connections to and long-standing relationships with China, there are many scholars from all disciplines at the University of Alberta whose research, teaching, collaboration, academic initiative, or scholarship activities involve China or China-related areas. Interested researchers, students and prospective students are welcome to browse their profiles and contact them individually for further discussions.

Click here for a list of China Scholars at the University of Alberta.

In 2008, the China Institute (CIUA) launched its Multiple Funding Programs. Since then, CIUA has been offering funding to faculty members, researchers and students at the University of Alberta supporting their China related activities as well as to bring distinguished scholars to campus to share their knowledge and research. These activities have greatly strengthened linkages between the UAlberta and partner universities in China, and promote the level of understanding of China on campus.

CIUA offers:

  1. Faculty and Student Travel Grants to faculty members and students
  2. Research Grants to faculty members
  3. Special Faculty Initiatives supporting conferences, lectures and seminars

Please click here to learn more about our grants.

Featured Projects

2016 Albertans' View on China

Key findings of the Survey indicate Albertans’ growing support for Chinese investment and closer economic ties while some concerns still remain.

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China-Canada Investment Tracker

A comprehensive database that covers nearly 450 acquisitions, equity investments, and joint ventures in Canada by Chinese-controlled entities over the last twenty years.

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China's Renewable Energy and Clean-Tech Market

A report that examines the development of China’s renewable energy and clean technology in recent years, and discusses the challenges to Alberta.

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