Media Archive 2007

  • Analysis on the Recent Billion dollar Oil Contract between Sinopec and Iran

    December 10, 2007

    Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by Voice of America on December 10 on the implications of Iran's $2 billion contract with China's Sinopec to develop Iran's hu

  • China Flexes Its Muscles on Wall Street

    November 29, 2007

    Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was invited by the Jamestown Foundation in Washington D.C. to write about the impact of China's emerging financial power in the world politica

  • Japan PM arrives in China to forge warmer ties

    November 27, 2007

    Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted by the Reuters on the coming visit to China by Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda. Read the full report here.

  • Chinese Firm To Buy Big Stake In Bear Stearns

    October 24, 2007

    Washington Post NEW YORK, Oct. 22 -- China's Citic Securities would acquire up to a 9.9 percent stake in Bear Stearns under a joint venture that marks the first time an entity controlled

  • Hu's cautious reforms take shape

    October 24, 2007

    CNN Beijing Bureau BEIJING, China (CNN) -- The undisputed leader of the Communist Party, Hu Jintao took the center stage at the party congress, proposing to make China prosperous and

  • Is Ottawa closing door

    October 12, 2007

    The Global and Mail OTTAWA -- Despite its professed open-door policy, the federal government is in danger of erecting major barriers to foreign investment as it establishes new

  • China-free shopping

    August 08, 2007

    August 04, 2007Vancouver SunBy Darah HansenTrudi Beutel would prefer to live without so much personal reliance on food and goods produced in China.She is concerned about human rights abuses associated

  • Chinese firm still interested in oilsands

    July 31, 2007

    CanWest News Service CALGARY -- China's biggest oil company appears to have changed its tone on its Canadian oilsands strategy, saying it plans to expand its co-operation with

  • The Current and Potential Uses of Alternative Fuels

    July 31, 2007

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  • Chinese have hesitation about entry into oilsands, expert says

    July 10, 2007

    Canada East Online An expert in Chinese-Canadian relations says Canada should be trying to develop a strategy to persuade Chinese investment in projects like refineries to get better

  • Chinese-made goods most often included in safety recalls

    July 09, 2007

    CanWest News Service; Vancouver Sun VANCOUVER -- Chinese-made consumer goods have been subject to more safety recalls in Canada than products from any other country, according

  • Sino-Canadian Relations Enter Uncharted Waters

    July 07, 2007

    China Brief, Jamestown Foundation Only eighteen months ago, Chinas relations with Canada seemed to be at their best in history. President Hu Jintao had visited Prime Minister

  • CBC Radio One Coverage on the 3rd Canada-China Energy Cooperation Conference (with Audio link)

    June 27, 2007

    ENERGY CONFERENCE: CHINADuration: 00:09:15When executives from some of China's biggest oil companies touch down in the "Gateway to the Rockies," you know they're not in town just to hit the West Edmon

  • Energy conference boosts relations with China

    June 25, 2007

    A University of Alberta-sponsored conference hopes to bolster communication and economic ties between China and Canada

  • Dangerous trade

    June 25, 2007

    Citizen Special The spectacular rise of China as an economic powerhouse in the past three decades has brought countless consumer products to the world market, ranging from Chri

  • Chinese gov't quietly buys up oilsands leases at auction

    June 25, 2007

    Edmonton Journal China's global energy conglomerate has made its first independent foray into Alberta by scooping up 258.6 square kilometres of oilsands leases.China National P

  • A cooling off in Sino-Canadian relations

    June 25, 2007

    Edmonton Journal Only 18 months ago, China's relations with Canada seemed to be at their best in history.President Hu Jintao had visited Prime Minister Paul Martin in Ottawa, d

  • In China, 'cutthroat capitalism' often means cutting corners

    June 04, 2007

    International Herald Tribune WUDI, China: They might be called China's renegade business people: small entrepreneurs who are experts at counterfeiting and willing to go to extraordin

  • China says climate policy must make room for growth

    June 04, 2007

    Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) - China went on the global warming offensive on Monday, unveiling a climate change action plan while stressing it will not sacrifice economic ambitions to i

  • An Export Boom Suddenly Facing a Quality Crisis

    May 18, 2007

    New York Times SHANGHAI, May 17 Weeks after tainted Chinese pet food ingredients killed and sickened thousands of dogs and cats in the United States, this country is facing growing

  • China's African venture is risky business

    May 06, 2007

    The Australian THE Chinese public is expressing growing concern about the number of attacks on the rapidly increasing Chinese workforce in Africa, as Beijing's success in the global

  • Canada not part of Olympic torch route

    May 01, 2007

    CanWest News Service OTTAWA - The Canadian Olympic Committee said Friday it is "disappointed" China excluded Vancouver, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, and former host cities Montr

  • Enterprise Square breeds artistic collaborations

    April 18, 2007

    Sharing space in Enterprise Square, the University of Alberta's downtown campus, will likely inspire a bevy of co-operative ventures between the Art Gallery of Alberta and the university, says the gallerys executive director

  • Japan and China put old hostilities aside

    April 11, 2007

    Telegraph Two years ago this week, young Chinese rampaged through Shanghai and Shenzhen, smashing up Japanese cars and restaurants in rare street protests.Today, Wen Jiab

  • New temper marks Wen visit

    April 11, 2007

    The Standard In April of 2005, stone-throwing was the main item on the agenda in relations between China and Japan as thousands of young Chinese staged anti- Japanese protests

  • Chinese official speaks on relations, rights

    March 30, 2007

    Gateway Newspaper In facing some tough questions on his nations human rights record, the impact of its economic growth on the environment and the nature of relations bet

  • China's Hu heads to Russia urgently seeking fuel

    March 25, 2007

    Reuters News BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao goes to Moscow on Monday, confidently offering trade deals with an economy roaring back home, but urgently se

  • Ottawa abused powers, Gao says

    March 13, 2007

    The Global and Mail VANCOUVER -- An immigration hearing into whether fugitive banker Gao Shan should be sent back to face criminal charges in China was abruptly adjourned yest

  • Democracy can wait, Chinese PM says

    March 02, 2007

    The Global and Mail BEIJING -- China's Prime Minister has ruled out any dramatic political reforms for the foreseeable future, insisting that the country will concentrate on its econ

  • Hu's Safari: China's Emerging Strategic Partnerships in Africa

    February 26, 2007

    China Brief, Jamestown Foundation Chinese President Hu Jintao wrapped up his eight-country, twelve-day African tour this month in the midst of controversy regarding Chinas rol

  • China diplomat: North Korea gets 'money and respect'

    February 22, 2007

    CNN BEIJING, China (CNN) -- After six days of marathon talks in Beijing, the impasse on the North Korea nuclear issue is finally broken -- at least for now."There are a lot of

  • China oil demand growth ends strong 06 on modest note

    February 03, 2007

    Reuters News BEIJING, Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's oil demand rose a modest 2.6 percent in December, the slowest rate since last January, but enough to bring full-year 2006 growt

  • China keeps mum despite furore over missile test

    January 24, 2007

    Straits Times BEIJING - CHINA yesterday maintained silence on its anti-satellite missile test despite coming under growing international pressure to confirm it, while Chinese a

  • Beijing confirms missile test on satellite

    January 24, 2007

    Chicago Tribune SHENZHEN, China -- China sought to reassure the world Tuesday that its test of a new anti-satellite missile does not signal a "space race," but the announcement

  • Chinese satellite strike condemned by U.S.

    January 19, 2007

    National Post The White House says Canada has joined the U.S. and Australia in condemning China for shooting down one of its own satellites with a ground-based missile, a test that i

  • Chinese missile strikes satellite

    January 19, 2007

    Los Angles Times WASHINGTON The Chinese military shot down one of its own aging satellites with a ground-based ballistic missile last week, demonstrating a new technological capabi

  • It's a mistake to blow hot and cold on China

    January 19, 2007

    The Globe and Mail Finally, a long overdue positive development in Canada's bumpy relations with China: International Trade Minister David Emerson's current mission there, with a good numb

  • Ottawa aims to rebuild frayed ties with China

    January 17, 2007

    The Global and Mail BEIJING, OTTAWA -- After nearly a year of friction and neglect in Canada-China relations, the Harper government is launching a big push to rebuild ties with

  • Canada Seeks New Chinese Investments in Oil Fields

    January 16, 2007

    Bloomberg Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, critical of China's human rights record, is seeking to assure Chinese officials the Asian country remains a welcome investor i