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 as a Global Investor: Recent Trends and Implications for Canada: Over the past sixteen years or so, the People’s Republic of China has made tremendous efforts. 
Canada’s trade minister sending signal to China: ‘We’re open to trade’. While Canada moves to protect its economy from U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist agenda, Trump and his commerce secretary have been throwing punches.
China closes over 100 golf courses for land, water conservation: Developers in China often build courses under the guise of parks or other projects
Will US-China trade conflict under Trump be fierce? US President-elect Donald Trump challenged China.
China urges Trump administration to grasp importance of 'one China': The new U.S. administration must fully understand the importance of the "one China" policy and appreciate that the issue of Taiwan is highly sensitive for the Beijing government, China said.
As Trump takes office, U.S. China bashers have a field day: In the run-up to U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration, advocates of a more aggressive U.S. foreign policy toward China unleashed a barrage.


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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