Occasional Paper by Margaret McCuaig-Johnston

New Report Explains China-Canada Science and Technology Relations

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

January 22, 2018


Director Gordon Houlden Interview

Politics Podcast: Gordon Houlden and Jane Boulden discuss the Vancouver meeting on North Korea


Canada-China Relations

Globe News Wire: Canadian Nanosatellite Launch from China Heralds New Era of Satellite Services

Toronto Star: What did the Vancouver summit on North Korea accomplish? Not much

Globe and Mail: BMO boosts ties with Chinese bank as country vows to open up sector

The Diplomat: Will Canada Screw up a March Pacific Trade Deal?


China-US Relations

South China Morning Post: Beijing hits back at US defence strategy and ‘cold war mindset’

South China Morning Post: Trump’s First Year Failed the China Test. His second looks far worse

Reuters: Chinese state media: US government shutdown exposes 'chronic flaws'



CNBC: China's top paper says US forcing Beijing to speed up military deployments in a disputed waterway

Financial Times: China and the west head for a clash of systems

Global Times: PLA Navy deploys ‘new type of electronic warfare aircraft’


International Trade

Reuters: China says United States is real threat to global trade, not itself



Financial Times: India defends solar panel makers from Chinese rivals

Reuters: Chinese power consumption climbed over 6 percent in 2017: NEA


South-South Diplomacy

South China Morning Post: Pakistan’s stance on militants alienated the US. Is China next?

Reuters: Maldives ex-leader claims Chinese land grabbing; government denies

Xinhua: Chinese president calls for concerted efforts with Latin America on B&R Initiative


Investment and Finance

Bloomberg: Fresh Doubts Raised on China's Bad-Loan Data



Reuters: China's war on smog hits fertilizer, pesticide output in December: stats

South China Morning Post: Political will – and a north wind – lift Beijing up China’s air quality ranking


Science and Technology

Xinhua: Details of China's long-range, quantum-secured "unhackable" messaging revealed


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

Science & Technology

Occasional Paper by Margaret McCuaig Johnson
From Field Surgery to Advanced Robotics: Sino-Canadian Relations in Science and Technology, 1938 to 2018

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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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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'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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