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

October 20, 2017


Canada-China Relations

Forbes: Free trading up: Why Canada's pivot to Asia could lure business from America

Globe and Mail: Why Canada must work with China in shaping global trade


19th Party Congress

CNBC: Financial appointees in China 'far more important' than political ones for economy, says scholar

BBC: China's Xi Jinping consolidates power with new ideology

Bloomberg: What we learned on Day 3 of the Party Congress

South China Morning Post: Why China’s Xi Jinping is unlikely to anoint a successor


Science and Technology

Forbes: These four countries are racing to compete with China in Outer Space

Bloomberg: China biotech promise struggles to keep foreign innovators


Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Reuters: Amid South Korea freeze, China says cultural exchanges take the temperature

The Diplomat: China Urges the US to Abandon ‘Biased Views’ After Tillerson’s Reprimand

The Atlantic: China's Plan to Buy Influence and Undermine Democracy


Health and Environment

Reuters: New H7N9 bird flu strain in China has pandemic potential

South China Morning Post: Pollution claims 1.8 million lives in China, latest research says



Reuters: Doubts about smoking gun as Duterte lauds China role in rebel killing

Global Times: Chinese Navy gets South China Sea rescue squadron


International Organizations

National Post: UN panel urges China to release and compensate 3 activists

Xinhua: Commentary: CPC-led China offers compass for bridging global governance deficit

China Daily: China pushes for global internet of things standard


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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