2017 Annual China Institute Alberta Survey

Tracking Albertans' views on China

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

December 11, 2017


Canada China Relations
Toronto Star: Canada is playing the long game with China
Edmonton Journal: New deal with China set to deliver $20 million in annual Alberta beef sales
Global News: Trade deal with China ‘impossible’ and NAFTA remains ‘a mess’: Unifor president Jerry Dias
Reuters: Small Canadian miners in pole position for electric vehicle battery boon

Investment and Finance
Reuters: Mineral Resources trumps Chinese bid for Australian gas producer AWE
Financial Times: China volatility darkens 2018 investment outlook
Reuters: China to 'fully' consider impact of new asset management rules: regulator
South China Morning Post: Beijing Gas Group gets US$250m loan from AIIB, development bank’s first to Chinese firm

Korean Peninsula
South China Morning Post: It’s time to educate the Chinese public about the nuclear threat next door
South China Morning Post: Is there any way back from the US-North Korea black hole of confrontation? China’s foreign minister is not optimistic
South China Morning Post: South Korean President Moon Jae-in seeks to reconcile with Beijing after tensions flared over THAAD

International Criticism
Reuters: China's top paper says Australian media reports are racist
BBC: German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

Belt and Road Initiative
Reuters: Sri Lanka hands port formally to Chinese firm, receives $292 mln
Reuters: Russia urges India to line up behind China's Belt and Road initiative

Environment and Energy
Bloomberg: China’s Anti-Pollution Efforts Get a Reality Check
Bloomberg: China Starts World's Biggest Floating Solar Project
South China Morning Post: Eight northern Chinese cities fail to achieve air quality targets, despite smog crackdown
South China Morning Post: China looks to nuclear option to end winter worries

South China Morning Post: China’s rapidly greying population leaves provincial pension pots seriously short of cash

South China Morning Post: What are the differences between China’s two aircraft carriers?
Reuters: China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat


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.

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