Banff

Tuesday, September 18
Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta


09:00-9:30 Registration and Breakfast

9:30-9:45 Opening Remark


Professor Gordon HOULDEN , Director, China Institute, University of Alberta
H.E. WU Hailong, President, Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs

9:45-10:30 Topic 1: Canada-China Bilateral Relations
An examination of recent trends in Canada-China relations, including milestones and challenges


Chair
The Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, P.C., O.C., O.M., Former President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg, Former Cabinet Minister, Government of Canada, Chair, CUSO International

Main Presenter
Amb. Guy SAINT-JACQUES, Former Canadian Ambassador to P. R. China
Amb. ZHAO Weiping, Vice President, Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA)



10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Topic 2: Canada-China Trade and Investment
Examination of current issues relevant to the Canada-China economic relationships, including FDI from China and the prospects for a Canada-China FTA


Chair
H.E. ZHANG Junsai, Former Chinese Ambassador to Canada

Main Presenter
Mr. CHEN Jian, Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)
Mr. LI Yong, Deputy Chair, Expert Committee, China Association of International Trade (CAIT)
Ms. Martha HALL FINDLAY, President and CEO, Canada West Foundation
 


12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Topic 3: Regional Issues A
Internal and external dimensions of the US political and trade policy are having a significant influence of both Canada and China, and there may even be some unintended consequence for Canada-China bilateral relations.


Chair
The Hon. Peter MACKAY, P.C., Q.C., Partner, Baker McKenzie (Toronto); Former Attorney General of Canada, Former Minister of Justice, Minister of National Defense and of Foreign Affairs


Main Presenter
Mr. Colin ROBERTSON, Senior Advisor, Dentons; Vice President and Senior Fellow, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute
Professor CHENG Hongliang, Associate Research Professor, Institute of American and Canadian Studies, CICIR


13:45-2:05 Break

2:05-15:00 Topic 3: Regional Issues B
Security challenges in Asia, of which the DPRK nuclear issue is perhaps the most serious, also have implications for global security and non-proliferation. Canada and China have a shared interest in regional peace and security, but also will have distinct national perspectives.

Chair
Professor ZHANG Ming, Deputy Director, Associate Research Professor, Department of International Exchanges, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)

Main Presenter
Professor JIA Qingguo, Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University (PKU)
Professor Roland PARIS, Founding director of the Centre for International Policy Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science; Former Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada


15:00-15:30 Concluding Remarks


Amb. ZHAO Weiping, Vice President, Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA)
Jia WANG, Deputy Director, China Institute, University of Alberta