Commentary by Alanna Krolikowski

Chinese lunar missions

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

November 20, 2017 


Canada China Relations

iPolitics: Trudeau mulling China trip in December

National Post: Justin Trudeau set to head to China in December to open free trade talks

CBC: 15,000 on Canada's deportation list, but some 'uncooperative' countries won't take their citizens back


North Korea

CNBC: China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

South China Morning Post: Xi Jinping’s envoy heads home from North Korea but China silent on talks with Kim Jong-un


International Diplomacy

Bloomberg: China offers solution for Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar

South China Morning Post: China willing to help Bangladesh and Myanmar defuse Rohingya crisis, says foreign minister

South China Morning Post: Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe say it’s a fresh start for Japan and China…Hmmm…


International Trade and Finance

BBC: Alibaba buys stake in Chinese hypermarket chain Sun Art

CNBC: Chinese shadow banking has slowed — but that's not as good as it seems

Global Times: Even before the military takeover, Chinese investment in Zimbabwe had been dwindling


Domestic Economic Reform

Reuters: China to offer financing help, subsidies to boost private investment in manufacturing

Bloomberg: China's top economic risk? Education.



South China Morning Post: China military sets up website to report leaks, fake news

Global Times: China’s top anti-terror squad intensifies training

South China Morning Post: Chinese troops in two-day drill to prepare for peacekeeping missions


Science and Technology

South China Morning Post: World’s first head transplant to be performed in China soon, says ‘radical’ US surgeon

Xinhua: China expands smart court system



Xinhua: Three injured following 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Tibet

Bloomberg: China on pace for record solar-power installations


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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2017 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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