News About China

There are arguments for and against Canada trading with China.  The foremost benefit is China’s large population and buying power – retailers, bankers, insurers and natural resource providers drool at the thought of having the Chinese as clients and customers.  The foremost downside is the fundamental difference in China’s political and social structure.  Being communist, the state-owned ideology is naturally at odds to a society that favours democracy. 

 

However, for the most part, Canadians have a socialist bend and since China seems open to “improvement” re: human and animal rights abuses, Canadians appear more than willing to do business with China.  The question is, “at what cost?”

 

Should Canadians allow an oil sands pipeline to stretch across the Rockies from Alberta to a marine harbour in BC?  Should that harbour regularly ship oil and gas to China?  Should BC residents take the risk of coastal spills so that corporations can profit?  See Oil & Gas News - Northern Gateway.

 

Canada has already allowed foreign-owned companies to operate in Canada (including Wal-mart (US), Toyota (Japan), Shell (Holland), British Petroleum (England), Labatt (Belgium)).   As well, Canada has already allowed foreign ownership of (formerly) Canadian companies (including MacMillan Bloedel, Eaton’s (now defunct), Seagram, Corel, Canadian Pacific Hotels, Dofasco, Noranda, Stelco, Alcan).  Should Canadians allow China to own Canadian companies?  It was recently approved that China could take over Nexen Inc. oil and gas producer in Alberta (article) although Prime Minister Harper said it was a unique situation.  Purchase of construction giant AECON was blocked on national security grounds (article).

 

China has already been busy investing in Canadian resources and real estate:

-       China Longyuan Power Corporation owns Dufferin Wind Power in Melancthon Township, Dufferin County. (article)

 

Some say these deals with China will force concessions from both sides.

 

Environment

It is interesting to note that since the 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing, China, the Chinese government and people have realized the benefits of a smog free, clean environment.  They have embraced that goal with a vengeance and within 10 years have become a world leader in renewable energy and electric vehicles. 

 

Contacts

Canada China Business Council - www.ccbc.com


China – General News

 

Date

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Comment

2019-05-20

TheGuardian.com

Google blocks Huawei access to Android updates after blacklisting

Nadeem Badshah and Lily Kuo

2019-02-25

660 News / Associated Press

China county suspends fracking after earthquakes kill 2

AO Info - Fracking

2019-01-11

Forbes.com

China Is Set To Become The World's Renewable Energy Superpower, According To New Report

Dominic Dudley

2018-12-05

Comment

Canada arrests Huawei CFO on request of the USA for allegedly violating Iran sanctions

China retaliates by arresting Canadian citizens and putting one on death row.

2018-11-28

TheGuardian.com

Award-winning Chinese photographer Lu Guang detained in Xinjiang, says wife

 

2018-11-28

Boredpanda.com

Award-Winning Photojournalist Disappears In China, And Here Are 21 Of His Pics China Don’t Want You To See

Rokas L

2018-11-09

Youtube / China Uncensored

5 Insane Chinese Mega Projects (12 mins)

 

2018-09-05

Bloomberg.com

China Has Detained Up to a Million Muslims. Here’s What You Need to Know

Karen Leigh

2018-05-23

Reuters.com

Canada blocks Chinese takeover of Aecon on nation security grounds

 

2018-04-24

CleanTechnica

China Installs Nearly 10 Gigawatts Of Solar In First Quarter, Up 22%

Joshua S. Hill

2018-04-23

Bloomberg.com

Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry

Jeremy Hodges

2018-04-21

Newnan Times-Herald

Opinion: The ultimate terror threat?

Alex McRae

- farming cockroaches

2018-03-26

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

U.S. Asks China to 'Immediately Halt' Ban on Foreign Waste

Lorraine Chow

AO Info – Waste Management

2018-03-16

Reuters

China to bar people with bad 'social credit' from planes, trains

 

2018-02-26

Reuters.com

China drops U.S. broiler chicken import duties amid growing trade tensions

 

2018-02-22

The Telegraph

Emmanuel Macron promises to stop foreign investors buying up French farms after China land grab  

Rory Mulholland

2018-02-14

Global Construction Review

Canada launches security review into Chinese takeover of Aecon

 

2018-02-07

Globe & Mail

Opinion: Before we sell Aecon to China, Canada’s national security must come first

Wesley Wark

2018-02-01

The Guardian

Coalition cracks down on sale of prime agricultural farmland to overseas buyers

Gareth Hutchens

AO Info – Farmland Development

2018-01-02

Theguardian.com

Rubbish already building up at UK recycling plants due to China import ban

Matthew Taylor

 

AO Info - Plastic

2017-12-09

Npr.org

Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste'

 

2017-10-03

Reuters

China diverts 10 billion cubic meters of water to arid north in massive project

 

2017-06-20

CTV News

Made-in-China Ford Focus coming to U.S. in 2019

 

2017-05-16

Atlantic

The “Coffin Homes” of Hong Kong

Alan Taylor

2017-05-05

China.org.cn

Chinese railway maker plans plant in Canada

-  New Brunswick

2017-02-14

TroyMedia.com

China’s One Belt, One Road strategy threat to Canadian trade

Joseph Micallef

2016-12-26

US.BlastingNews.com

China won’t classify CO2 as a pollutant in new environment law

Thomas Richard

2016-11-26

TheEarthChild.co.za

China Is Making Rice From Plastic, Here’s How To Identify It

 

2016-11-16

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

29% of Water Deemed Unsuitable for Human Consumption in China's Top Coal Province

Lorraine Chow

2016-11-15

New York Times

Secret Backdoor in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

Matt Apuzzo

Michael S. Schmidt

2016-10-26

EcoWatch / Kristin Falzon

Chinese Officials Arrested for Stuffing Cotton Gauze Into Air Monitoring Equipment to Falsify Results

Kristin Falzon

2016-08-23

Wall Street Journal

Powerful U.S. Panel Clears Chinese Takeover of Syngenta

Jacob Bunge, Brian Spegele, William Mauldin

2016-07-13

News.com.au

South China Sea ruling: UN-backed tribunal says China has no rights over water, resources

 

2016-05-11

ABCNEWS.go.com

Queen Elizabeth II: Chinese Officials Were 'Very Rude'

Gregory Katz, Associated Press

2016-05-07

TrueActivist.com

China Dumps Chemicals In Ocean To Drive Fishermen Away From Disputed Island

Brianna Acuesta

2016-04-19

CNN Money

Australian ranch the size of Ireland sold to Chinese investors

Ivana Kottasova

2016-04-11

NYTimes.com

Rural Water, Not City Smog, May Be China’s Pollution Nightmare

Chris Buckley, Vanessa Piao

2016-03-18

EcoWatch.com

5 Most Important Things to Know About China’s 5-Year Plan

Geoffrey Henderson, Paul Joffe

2016-02-13

TrueActivist.com

China Extracting Organs From Unwilling Political Prisoners While They Are Alive

Brianna Acuesta

2016-02-11

CJFE.org

Q&A: computer security expert Dmitri Alperovitch on Chinese cyber espionage

Rignam Wangkhang

2016-01-15

Hlfteam.com / justnaturallife.com

10 Foods Made In China You Must Avoid (Filled With Pesticides, Plastic and Cancer Causing Chemicals)

 

2016-01-11

TheTyee.ca

You Thought We Canadians Controlled Our Fisheries? Think Again

Evelyn Pinkerton, Kim Olsen, Joy Thorkelson, Henry Clifton and Art Davidson

2016-01-08

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)

5 jailed Chinese free expression advocates you should know about

Rignam Wangkhang

2016-01-07

AlaskaHighwayNews.ca

LNG facility planned for Fort Nelson

William Stodalka

2016-01-06

EcoWatch / Greenpeace East Asia

Greenpeace: Chinese Farmers Are Illegally Growing GMO Corn

Greenpeace East Asia

2016-01-02

EcoWatch / Climate News Network

China Clamps Down on Coal

Kieran Cooke

2015-12-31

TheGuardian.com

Ursula Gauthier: foreign media must fight China censorship, says expelled journalist

Tom Phillips

2015-12-14

Wall Street Journal

Chinese Water Accounting Is Slippery When Wet

Abheek Bhattacharya

2015-11-02

NPR.org

Saudi Hay Farm In Arizona Tests State's Supply Of Groundwater

 

2015-10-31

Financial Spots

China to leave two-child policy implementation details to provinces Financial Spots

Michael Mitchell

2015-10-25

CNBC

Chinese investment company to buy Texas oil fields for $1.3B

 

2015-10-12

Reuters

Chinese firms buy, lease far less African farmland than thought: book

Chris Arsenault

2015-08-29

@Report24ca.info

China passes new pollution law, sets sights on coal consumption cap

 

2015-08-15

BBC News

China explosions: What we know about what happened in Tianjin

 

2015-08-14

LATimes.com

Chinese firefighters paid high price in blasts that water may have triggered

Jonathan Kaiman

2015-07-31

New York Times

What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea

Derek Watkins

- island building

2015-07-19

Forbes.com

Processing American Chicken In China: Smart Business Or Ruthless Profiteering?

Panos Mourdoukoutas

2015-07-14

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

What's the Beef with the U.S./China Chicken Deal?

Lorraine Chow

2015-05-04

Marketwatch.com

Inside China’s grand plan to fight water pollution

 

2015-04-15

EcoWatch / Dr. David Suzuki

Toxic Smog Puts Cancer as Leading Cause of Death in China

Dr. David Suzuki

2015-03-07

ChinaDaily USA

China thirsty for BC water, investors buy up

Wang Ru

2015-03-13

EcoWatch / Cole Mellino

China’s Wildly Viral Smog Documentary Hailed Then Banned by Chinese Officials

Cole Mellino

- Under the Dome

2015-03-01

Youtube / Linghein Ho / Chai Jing

Chai Jing's review: Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog

Chai Jing

- Under the Dome

2015-02-28

Economist

Bottled Water in China

 

2015-01-13

Reuters

China's $97 bln water pledge stirs expansion ambitions at foreign firms

Brenda Goh

2015-01-07

Mining.com

Canadian ghost mining town sold to Chinese real-estate developer

Cecilia Jamasmie

2015-01-06

South China Morning Post

Belts of farmland to be protected around China’s big cities

Nectar Gan

Nectar.gan@scmp.com

 

2014-12-25

Sinosphere Blogs

Water From China’s South-North Transfer Project Flows to Beijing

Kiki Zhao

2014-12-16

SCMP.com / South China Morning Post

China to recognise ‘animal welfare’ for the first time in milestone law change

Mimi Lau

2014-11-28

Globe and Mail

Why the collapse in oil prices is such a huge win for China

Nathan Vanderklippe

2014-10-16

Vancouver Observer

Hupacasath First Nation puts China on notice over FIPA

Jenny Uechi

2014-09-28

Newsweek

The Curious Case of the Chinese Chicken Import-Export Business

Joe Kloc

2014-09-12

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Fake Meat and Other Tainted Food in China Exposed on ‘Wikipedia’ Website

Anastasia Pantsios

 

2014-09-16

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Top 10 Countries With the Worst Air Quality

Anastasia Pantsios

- NOT China

2014-09-12

Huffington Post

Canada-China Foreign Investment Deal Gets Harper’s OK Despite Concerns

- deal comes into effect on October 1, 2014

- 14 reasons for a full public review

- Betrayed by Trudeau & the Liberals

2014-09-12

Council of Canadians

Harper government sneaks through Canada-China FIPA despite ongoing court challenge

 

2014-09-04

Ontario Farmer

“PED hits one of largest farms in U.S.”

“Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has hit Circle Four Farms of Utah, one of the largest hog farms in North America.

 

It’s owned by Smithfield Foods Inc., now owned by Chinese WH Group, and the largest hog-raising and pork-packing company in the world.”

2014-09-04

Mother Jones

China Just Got Serious About Global Warming. Now We're Really Out of Excuses.

James West

2014-08-29

News release by Athabasca Oil Corporation

Athabasca Oil Corporation Announces Closing of the Dover Transaction (.pdf)

- sale to PetroChina subsidiary

2014-08-20

Financial Post

Athabasca’s uneasy ‘dance’ with PetroChina leaves investors worried once-lauded oil deal may sour

Claudia Cattaneo

2014-08-25

CBC News

China's farmers, consumers feeling the effects of widespread soil pollution

 

2014-08-15

Wall Street Journal

Essay:  The Great Chinese Exodus

Andrew Browne

2014-07-29

Natural News

Natural News exclusive: Fluoride used in U.S. water supplies found contaminated with lead, tungsten, strontium, aluminum and uranium

Mike Adams

2014-07-08

Ontario Farmer

“Chinese seeking more ag investments”

“The Chinese Government continues to search for more opportunities to invest in agriculture, including North America.  China Investment Corp. will also strive to shore up food security in places where it invests and to contribute to local job creation, Ding Xuedong, chairman of China Investment Corp. said in an interview with the Financial Times of England.  The corporation he heads has a fund of $575 billion US.”

2014-05-21

Time

China’s Food Safety Problems Go Deeper Than Pet Treats

Bryan Walsh

2014-05-19

Wall Street Journal

U.S. Charges Five in Chinese Army With Hacking (subscription)

Devlin Barrett and Siobhan Gorman

The Globe and Mail story

2014-04-12

BBC News Asia

China Water contamination affects 2.4m after oil leak

 

2014-04-12

Youtube / TheInfoWarrior

BREAKING: Harry Reid & China Behind Nevada Land Grab

TheInfoWarrior

2013-12-31

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

China Has 8 Million Acres of Land Too Polluted to Grow Food

Brandon Baker

(CBC Article)

2013-12-30

New York Times

Pollution Rising, Chinese Fear for Soil and Food

Edward Wong

2013-11-22

Thinkprogress.org

Oil Pipeline Explodes In China, Killing 35 And Setting The Ocean On Fire

Andrew Breiner

2013-10-22

NBC News

Jerky treat mystery:  Nearly 600 pets dead; still no source, FDA says

JoNel Aleccia, NBC News

2013-10-20

Calgary Herald

CN defends safety record in face of three train derailments within a month

“A departmental briefing note obtained under access to information laws said CN was reportedly working with Chinese-owned oil giant Nexen to examine transporting crude by rail to be loaded onto tankers for export to Asia.”

2013-09-03

Deal Book NY Times

Bribery Charges in China for Official Whose Child Worked for JP Morgan

Neil Gough

2013-08-06

EcoWatch / AltOhio

Paying with Plastic:  Recycling earns public transit fares in China

Chad W. Lutz

2013-08-01

Business Week/ Bloomberg News

China’s Coal Thirst Strains Its Water Supplies

 

2013-07-25

Toronto Star

Air pollution a $275B problem for China

 

2013-07-25

EcoWatch / Greenpeace

World’s Largest Coal Company Leaves Chinese Community Without Water

Mahesh Prasad

2013-07-24

Reuters

Update 1-Hess, PetroChina sign China’s 1st shale oil deal

Chen Aizhu and Judy Hua

2013-07-11

Business Week / Bloomberg View

Bloomberg View:  How Shale Gas Can Save China From Itself

 

2013-07-08

EcoWatch / Beyond Pesticides

China to Act on Massive Contamination of Water Supply

 

2013-05-09

Cornucopia Institute/ EcoWatch

Food Imports from China Under Scrutiny for Fraud and Lack of  Inspection

 

2013-05-02

EcoWatch

The Beautiful Poisoned Children of China

Donna Lisenby

2013-03-26

theGuardian.com

Ecuador auctions off Amazon to Chinese oil firms

Jonathan Kaiman, Beijing

2013-03-18

I09

The bizarre copycat architecture of China

 

2013-03-12

Telegraph

Nearly 3,000 dead pigs found in Shanghai river

Tom Phillips

20 percent of rivers "too toxic for human contact" while 40 percent “severely polluted”

2013-03-10

Youtube / Roger Dufur

China's Naval Strategy Oil & Shipping Routes (35 mins)

Roger Dufur

2013-02-26

Ottawa Business Journal

China’s CNOOC completes $15.1B takeover of Nexen

Canadian Press

China’s largest ever successful overseas acquisition

2013-02-22

Quartz

China now has up to 400 “cancer villages” and the government only just admitted it

Blog: Gwynn Guilford

“growth at all costs” approach to development

2013-02-22

Independent Lens

Ai Weiwei Sparks Social Media Flames in China

Blog: Rebecca Huval

2013-02-21

Peta

Olivia Munn Exposes Never-before-seen Foot on Chinese Fur Farms

Warning:  graphic cruelty

2013-02-19

Wall Street Journal

China Lashes Back at Hacking Claims

Carlos Tejada, Aaron Back

People’s Liberation Army

2013-02-18

New York Times

Chinese Army Unit is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S.

David E. Sanger, David Barboza and Nicole Perroth

2013-02-09

I09

China’s brand-new abandoned cities could be dystopian movie sets

 

2013-02-01

China Daily USA

Canada’s Northwest Territories woos Chinese investment

fur, gold, diamonds, minerals, rare earth, natural gas and petroleum

2013-01-30

New York Times

Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months

Nicole Perlroth

2013-01-26

Youtube / Cambridge House

Peter Schiff: Why Canada Will Divorce The US And Marry China (32 mins)

Peter Schiff

- The Canadian Yuan: Why Canada Will Divorce The US And Marry China

2013-01-12

KTVQ.com

Opponents challenge Montana coal railroad plans

Dennis Bragg

Proposed rail plan to meet growing demand to ship Montana coal to China

2013-01-10

Wall Street Journal MarketWatch

Greasing up on a China railroad

Wang Chen

State-owned companies

2013-01-04

Huffington Post

Chinese Investment Into Canada Boomed in 2012:  BMO

Daniel Tencer

2012-12-27

Huffington Post

 

Toronto Star (link)

Izok Corridor Deal: Harper’s Cabinet Mulls Massive Chinese Resource Project In Arctic

Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

Nunavut Tourism (map) – 260km southeast of Kugluktuk

 

2012-12-15

Globe and Mail

An investment “bridge” is built for China

Mark MacKinnon

2012-11-02

Globe and Mail

Investment agreement with China will benefit Canada

Milos Barutciski and Matthew Kronby

FIPA

2012-10-26

Globe and Mail

Canada-China investment treaty:  Evidence doesn’t support doomsayers

Matthew Kronby

2012-10-26

National Post

China’s state-owned enterprises not the villains we’ve been told they are

Andrew Coyne

2012-10-25

New York Times

Billions in Hidden Riches for Family of Chinese Leader

David Barboza

Wen Jiabao, Prime Minister

2012-10-18

Rabble.ca

Open letter to Stephen Harper: Fourteen reasons the Canada-China FIPA needs a full public review

Gus Van Harten

2012-10-11

Bloomberg

Asian Seafood Raised on Pig Feces Approved for U.S. Consumers

Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen & William Bi

2012-09-09

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Negotiations

 

2012-05-10

Harmony Foundation

Chinese Investment in Canadian Energy and Natural Resources: Boon or Bogey Man?

 

2012-03-21

Youtube / GetRidofTheFed

China Vs US The Battle for Oil (50 mins)

 

2012-03-01

CEO Council

Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Canada:  Threat or Opportunity?

Theodore H. Moran

46 pg .pdf

2011-09-07

Orangeville.com

Chinese wind company eyes Dufferin

 

2011-05-20

Guardian

China warns of “urgent problems” facing Three Gorges dam

Jonathan Watts

2009-06-20

Toronto Star

Chinese drywall creating crisis

Bob Aaron

2007-06-03

Seattle Times

China corners vitamin market

Tim Johnson

2007

Wikipedia

2007 pet food recalls

 

2003-01-10

BBC News

Italian protest against dog-fur coats

 

 

 

Other Information

 

Foxconn Development, Wisconsin, USA – proposed development of 1,200 acre Chinese owned plant for manufacturing of Apple computer parts

 

 

“Enbridge is all about whether or not Canada is prepared to drain the tar sands and export the oil to China.”  Wade Davis

 

 

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