How should Canada navigate the increasingly complex Canada-US-China relationship?
Join us for a conversation with experts organized by UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs students on how should Canada navigate the increasingly complex Canada-US-China relationship. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP.
Following the detention of Meng Wanzhou—the CFO of Chinese company Huawei—China-Canada relations have hit their lowest point since 1989. The relationship has suffered.
The current diplomatic crisis poses unprecedented challenges to the relationship between Canada and China. Compounding, if not the cause of, the ongoing dispute between Canada and China are the policies of the US Trump administration. Since its election, the Trump administration has engaged in a trade war with China. Canada’s closest neighbor, economic partner, and ally has pursued an aggressive “zero-sum” economic policy towards China (though not only China) with serious diplomatic and economic implications for the Canada-China relationship. As a result of these developments brought on by “America First” policies, Canada needs to modernize its diplomatic strategy when approaching Canada-China-US relations.
To do that, a myriad of questions needs to be answered first. What is the nature of the US-China dispute, and how can it best be resolved? How Can Canada best deal with China in matters relating to the US? How can Canada best deal with the US in matters relating to China? Fundamentally, what interests do the three countries share in common, and in what areas do they have conflicting interests? What changes might the latest Canadian federal election bring to the Canada-China-US relationship?
Ultimately, we will approach The Question: How should Canada navigate the increasingly complex Canada-US-China relationship?
A conversation with experts:
- Dr. Brian Job- Professor of Political Science and a resident Faculty Associate of School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia
- Dr. Yves Tiberghien- Professor of Political Science, Faculty Associate in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia
- Dr. Jeremy Paltiel- Professor of Politics, Government and Foreign Policies of Asia (China and Japan), Development Politics at Carleton University
- Dr. Yuezhi Zhao- Professor of Communication and Canada Research Chair at Simon Fraser University
- Dr. Jessica Wang- Associate Professor for the Department of History at the University of British Columbia
- Dr. Stephen McGurk- Former Vice-President, Program and Partnership Branch at the International Development Research Centre
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Hosted by: Students in the UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs