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2017 Annual China Institute Alberta Survey

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Comprehensive Database on Chinese Investment in Canada

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An overview of China in the media

February 20, 2018


Canada-China Relations
CBC: Chinese hospital won't release body of Melfort woman to family until $250K bill paid
Reuters: Canada province readies housing plan amid affordability crisis

Art and International Criticism
Time: Outrage in China After an American Man Stole a Finger From an Ancient Terra-cotta Warrior Statue

Science and Technology
Financial Times: China takes the crown in AI funding
South China Morning Post: Meet five Chinese start-ups pushing facial recognition technology into the mainstream
Xinhua: China launches big Earth data project
Xinhua: China's tech industry catching up with Silicon Valley "faster than expected": economist

Indo-Chinese Relations
Reuters: Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions
Global Times: China upgrades airspace defense in west to counter threat from India: military specialist
South China Morning Post: Indian deal on key Iranian port a potential check on China’s regional ambitions

Minority Rights and Domestic Security
South China Morning Post: Battleground Malaysia: China extends crackdown on Uygurs across borders
South China Morning Post: Xinjiang ‘separatists’ and Tibet’s ‘Dalai cliques’ – targets in China’s latest organised crime crackdown
South China Morning Post: China rolls out three-year plan to tackle poverty in Xinjiang

Financial Times: China seeks bigger catch from far-sea fishing fleet
Reuters: China to impose annual fishing ban in Yellow River from 2018: Xinhua

Great Power Politics
Reuters: Commentary: China’s next ideological front
South China Morning Post: US risks retaliation with defence talks on Taiwan, Chinese analysts warn
South China Morning Post: China’s rising challenge to US raises risk of South China Sea conflict, Philippines warns

South China Morning Post: North Korea strengthening its cyberweapons for large-scale attacks, new report warns
South China Morning Post: Chinese Rainbow 4 drones in use by foreign powers have 96pc strike rate in combat situations, paper says

Economy and Trade
CNBC: China would not be the only country hurt by US steel tariffs


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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