Media Archive 2008

  • Canada's Oilsands and China's Energy Security

    December 30, 2008

    November 27, 2008, Dr. Xue Li, Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and visiting scholar at the China Institute, was invited to write an article for Singapore's United Morning Pos

  • Benign Elder Brother:The China's Role in Pan-East Asia Integration

    December 30, 2008

    October 27, 2008, Dr. Xue Li, Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and visiting scholar at the China Institute, was invited to write an article for Singapore's United Morning Post

  • Dr. Wenran Jiang on the Chinese economy on CBC Radio The Current

    December 17, 2008

    The fact that China has come to dominate an industry that was banned 30 years ago shows just how much the country has changed. Three decades ago -- under Deng Xiao Ping -- China changed gears radicall

  • ID card proponents push for single system

    December 13, 2008

    December 12, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Mactaggart Research Chair of the China Institute, was quoted by Ontarion newspaper Business Edge on a proposal calling for the creation of a single identification-

  • Appointment of Hillary Clinton and its potential impact on US-China relations

    December 02, 2008

    December 2, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Mactaggart Research Chair of the China Institute, was interviewed by BBC World Report Chinese Service on the implications of the appointment of Hillary Clinton as t

  • Chinas influence among African nations spurs concerns

    November 30, 2008

    Dr. Wenran Jiang, Mactaggart Research Chair of the China Institute, was quoted by Altanta Journal Constitution on China's growing influence among African nations. Dr. Jiang noted that while China look

  • Canadian scholar: Opening-up, reform policy brings earthshaking changes to China

    November 27, 2008

    November 27, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Mactaggart Research Chair of the China Institute, was quoted by Xinhua News Agency on China's significant achievements in the fields of economic performance, democ

  • Terrorist attacks at Mumbai and its impact on the rise of India as a major world power

    November 27, 2008

    November 27, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Mactaggart Research Chair of the China Institute, was interviewed by CBC Radio Edmonton, as regular Hop Spot Columnist, discussing the terrorist attacks at Mumbai,

  • Cross-strait ties meet choppy waters

    November 11, 2008

    November 11, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Mactaggart Research Chair of the China Institute, was interviewed by CCTV on the recent cross-strait relationship amid Chen Yunlin's contraversial visit to Taiwan

  • China and SCO Unite Against Challenges

    November 01, 2008

    November 01, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Mactaggart Research Chair of the China Institute, was interviewed by CCTV on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's recent summit aiming to tackle the recen

  • Commenting on China's Economy on CBC Radio

    October 24, 2008

    Mr. Gordon Houlden, director of the China Institute commented October 20 on CBC National Radio, on the impact of recent Wall Street financial crisis on China's economic growth rate for the second half

  • The credit crisis and the world's financial architecture

    October 24, 2008

    October 23, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang from the China Institute was interviewed in The Agenda program on TVO. This Thursday's topic is "The credit crisis and the world's financial architecture: Are 2

  • OMNI TV Interview on Canadian election

    October 11, 2008

    Oct. 6, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang of the China Institute was interviewed by the OMNI TV Chinese language program on the Canadian election, on the political attitudes of Chinese Canadians, and the new gov

  • CBC Radio Hop Spot on China's tainted dairy products

    October 11, 2008

    Oct. 2, 2008. Dr. Wenran Jiang of the China Institute appeared live on CBC Radio Edmonton's Hot Spot segment with host Peter Brown, and gave his analysis on the latest outbreak of tainted dairy produc

  • OMNI TV Interview on Canada-China relations

    October 11, 2008

    Oct. 2, 2008. Mr. Gordon Houlden, Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by OMNI TV in Edmonton on the current state of Canada-China relations. Given his long-time diplomatic service and the

  • BBC Interview on North Korea nuclear crisis

    October 11, 2008

    Oct. 2, 2008. Dr. Wenran Jiang of the China Institute was interviewed by the BBC World Service Chinese Program on the new development of the North Korea nuclear crisis. With North Korea demanding that

  • Interview by CTV's Question Period on Harper's decision of not going to Beijing for the Olympics

    August 15, 2008

    August 10, 2008: Sentiment towards Stephen Harper in the Chinese community is less than loving after his decision not to go to China during the summer games. Dr. Wenran Jiang appeared on CTV's Questio

  • Canadians arrested over pro-Tibet demonstration

    August 15, 2008

    August 10, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted by Canwest News Service's news report "Canadians arrested over pro-Tibet demonstration." Dr. Jiang is of

  • Is the West too hard on China

    August 15, 2008

    Wenran's Saturday essay on the Globe and Mail has generated a lot of comments from the paper's readers across Canada. On August 11, Monday, he appeared online and responded to a number of questions po

  • China: Panda or Dragon

    August 14, 2008

    August, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in the Oilweek, commenting on Canada-China relations and how that has affected the China's outbound resources investm

  • Revolution from below

    August 10, 2008

    August 8, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was invited to write an op-ed essay for the Globe and Mail's Saturday edition. Dr. Jiang comments on the controversial issue o

  • Getting in Shape for Games, China Strengthens Ties With Neighbors

    August 05, 2008

    August 5, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in the New York Times on China's improving relationship with neighboring Japan and Beijing's decision-making proces

  • The deadly militant attack in Xinjiang

    August 05, 2008

    August 5, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, gave a live interview to CTV Newsnet on August 5 on the militant attack in China's far west province Xinjiang and who might be

  • Ties with China stronger, Emerson says

    August 05, 2008

    August 4, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in the Globe and Mail, commenting that the new Canadian foreign minister David Emerson's appointment is "enorm

  • On Cross Country Checkup ...Beijing Olympics

    August 03, 2008

    August 3, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by CBC Cross Country Checkup as invited expert to comment on the theme "Was China the right choice for th

  • Dr. Jiang commented on a recent report claiming China's human rights record worsening

    July 31, 2008

    July 29, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, gave a live interview to CTV Newsnet on July 29 on human rights and other issues in China prior to the Olympic games. You can

  • GlobeSalon Featured Topic: What do you think of China as Olympic host

    July 30, 2008

    July 29, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was invited to participate in GlobeSalon, a web based bulletin board hosted by the Global and Mail. In today's feature, comment

  • Are High Oil Prices Here to Stay

    July 04, 2008

    July 4th, 2008, Dr. Wang Zhen, Dean of Business Administration at the China University of Petroleum and visiting scholar at the China Institute, was interviewed by CNR discussing the rising world crud

  • High Oil Price Opens New Opportunities for Nuclear and Natural Gas Development in China

    July 04, 2008

    July 4, 2008, Dr. Xue Li, Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and visiting scholar at the China Institute, was invited to write an article for Singapore's United Morning Post, di

  • A new China appears amid quake rubble

    June 21, 2008

    June 17, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on how China has been transforming itself, both internally and externally, in the aftermath

  • Governments have key roles in building ties

    June 12, 2008

    June 12, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in the Vancouver Sun, urging Canada's federal government to engage China on both political and economic fronti

  • Parents' losses compounded by China's one-child policy

    June 11, 2008

    June 8, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by CBC Newsworld on China's one-child policy and its implication for bereaved parents who lost their children in

  • China earthquake response highlights need for greater understanding

    June 10, 2008

    June 06, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by U of A Express News on the response of the government and people of China in the aftermath of the Sichuan ea

  • China Quake: Controls Cautiously Lifted on Flood of Volunteers

    June 04, 2008

    May 29, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on Chinese government's recent attitude toward civil activism in the aftermath of

  • Aftershock and Quake Lake Threat

    May 30, 2008

    May 28, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed live by CTV "Canada AM" on the aftershocks and earthquake-created lakes that threaten millions in China. View th

  • Harper's China policy is not to have one

    May 28, 2008

    May 28, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was invited to write an article for the Ottawa Citizen on the bilateral relationship between Canada and China. Read the story h

  • China enjoys rare moment of global support

    May 27, 2008

    May 27, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on China's improved international image in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquak

  • An earthquake-induced ceasefire, or a genuine truce

    May 27, 2008

    May 27, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in the Canwest News on the political repercussion in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

  • Earthquake awakens civil activism in China

    May 24, 2008

    May 23, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in the Strait Times on the Chinese civil activism that was awakened after the Sichuan earthquake.

  • Chinese volunteers soldier on in quake aftermath

    May 24, 2008

    May 24, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted by Reuters on Chinese civic activism in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

  • China: Roused by Disaster

    May 22, 2008

    May 22, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in the Time magazine on the political repercussion of the Sichuan earthquake. Read the article here.

  • China's quake calms Olympic controversies

    May 17, 2008

    May 17, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted by the Associated Press on political repercussion in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

  • China's government gives rare transparent look at disaster

    May 16, 2008

    May 16, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in CNN on Chinese government's subtle policy changes in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

  • China Tries Smile Diplomacy with Japan

    May 10, 2008

    May 5, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was invited to write an article for the BusinessWeek on China-Japan relations. Read the article here. The original was written fo

  • Beijing needs gold-medal diplomacy

    May 05, 2008

    April 30, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was invited to write an article for the Edmonton Journal on the world-wide protests against China's Olympic torch relays after

  • Tibet -- as China sees it

    April 27, 2008

    April 20, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted in the Edmonton Journal on Chinese domestic reponse to Western critics of its Tibet policy. Read the article here.

  • Tibet Protests Stir Chinese Nationalism

    April 26, 2008

    April 18, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang was interviewed by the National Public Radio on the Tibet situation and rising Chinese nationalism at home and abroad. You can listen to the report here.

  • On TVO The Agenda

    April 20, 2008

    April 18, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was the studio guest discussing Chinese reactions to the Tibet situation and the protest against the Olympic torch relays. Vie

  • On Canada-China relations

    April 15, 2008

    April 15, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by the Calgary Herald while speaking at the Canadian Energy Research Institute's Annual Oil Conference on the

  • On Olympic Games

    April 13, 2008

    April 10, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was quoted again by the TIME Magazine on the current controversy over the Olympics. Read the article here.

  • Strong yuan may be China's savior

    April 12, 2008

    April 7, 2008, Asia Times published Dr. Wenran Jiang article on Chinese currency and the US-China relations. The full text is here.

  • Globe and Mail Op-ed on the Tibet situation

    April 12, 2008

    April 4, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was invited to write an op-ed article for the Globe and Mail on the rising emotions over the Tibetan crisis. Read the full text

  • TIME Interview on Tibet

    April 12, 2008

    April 3, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by TIME magazine on the recent situation in Tibet. You can read the TIME article and Dr. Jiang's comments here.

  • CBC The Current Interview on rising nationalism in China

    April 12, 2008

    April 2, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed live by CBC Radio's The Current on the rising nationalism in China over the Tibetan issue. You can listen to th

  • The Current Fuel Shortage in China

    March 26, 2008

    March 26, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by Voice of America Chinese language program on the current fuel shortage in China. You can listen to the inte

  • Taiwan's Presidential Election And Its Implication on Cross Straight Relations

    March 22, 2008

    March 22, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, gave a live interview to CBC TV Newsworld on the result of the presidential election in Taiwan and cross straight relations.

  • China's Rising Soft Power And Its Impact

    March 21, 2008

    March 21, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was a guest speaker of the Asia Society at the New York City, discussing China's rising soft power and its impact. Dr. Jiang's

  • The on-going Situation in Tibet (CBC TV )

    March 20, 2008

    March 19, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by CBC TV Newsworld's morning program on the on-going situation in Tibet.

  • Boycotting the 2008 Beijing Olympics (CBC Radio)

    March 19, 2008

    March 18, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was a stadio guest of CBC Radio's Wildrose Forum (in both Calgary and Edmonton) for a full hour, providing analysis on, and re

  • The Tibet Situation and Its Impact on the 2008 Beijing Olympics

    March 18, 2008

    March 17, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by CBC Radio's Anna Maria Tremonti on the Current program regarding the Tibet situation and its impa

  • Beijing's Dilemma

    March 17, 2008

    March 17, 2008. Dr. Wenran Jiang, acting director of the China Institute, was interviewed by the Globe and Mail on the riot in Tibet. Read the full story here.

  • Situation in Tibet

    March 17, 2008

    March 17, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, acting director of the China Institute, was interviewed by CBC Radio's morning Syndication program on the situation in Tibet. Just returned from China, Dr. Jiang was

  • China Raises Official Tibet Protest Death Toll

    March 17, 2008

    March 17, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, acting director of the China Institute, was interviewed by Voice of America on the on-going tension in Tibet. Read or listen to the report here.

  • China's Energy and Environment Issues

    March 15, 2008

    March 15, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, acting director of the China Institute, was an invited guest on CCTV 9 special program on China's energy and environment issues. Broadcasting live from Beijing, Dr. J

  • Logistics and Other Related Issues on the Coming 2008 Olympics in Beijing

    March 05, 2008

    Feb. 28, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by the Newsworld of CBC TV on the coming 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He provided analysis on the concerns over th

  • The Debate: Globalization Backlash

    February 07, 2008

    Feb. 7, 2008, Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was invited by TV Ontario's AGENDA program with Steven Paikin to debate the growing discontent over globalization. You can see the d

  • Parsing Chinese Snowstorms

    February 06, 2008

    Feb. 7, 2008, Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was also featured by the AGENDA program's producer Daniel Kitts to comment on the latest snow storms in China, you can read The Insi

  • Beijing wary of investing in oil sands

    January 09, 2008

    Dr. Wenran Jiang, Acting Director of the China Institute, was interviewed by the Global and Mail on the political and economic environment for Chinese investment in the Alberta oil sands industry. The