China as a Gloabl Investor

Recent Trends and Implications for Canada

2016 Albertans' Views on China

Survey indicate Albertans’ growing support for Chinese investment and closer economic ties

2016 Canada-China Relations Forum

An exchange of ideas on a range of issues affecting Canada-China relations

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

China notes progress in ties under US President Obama: Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made.
Commentary: Productive China-U.S. relationship a blessing for all. Few would disagree that China and the United States, the world's top two economies, can not only do each other a lot of good, but make a real difference.
Asia’s newest fear: a Trump currency war. It’s the potential Trump trade war Asia didn’t see coming: a weaker dollar.
A Chinese graduate student who can’t get enough U.S. politics ‘decodes’ Trump: From his perch in the Pearl River Delta in southern China, Yin Hao tries to make sense of America.
Where Donald Trump's views differ -- and align -- with his nominees on global issues: Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on Chinese goods.
China still dumping U.S. debt -- and so is Japan. But Russia is buying: China's love affair with Uncle Sam's debt seems to be over.


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

2016 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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