Paul Evans

Is North Korea Actually Ready to Give Up its Nukes?

Professor Paul Evans of MPPGA was recently interviewed by Global News TV to discuss the progress towards peace as promised by North Korea as well as the possibilities for complications in the future.

New Survey Finds Quebec Respondents Positive and Pragmatic about Relations with China

The Program on Emerging Issues in Sino-Canadian Relations has just released its second survey of Canadian attitudes. 

‘It’s Like a Mirage’: Is North Korea Actually Ready to Give Up Its Nukes?

Global News | May 6, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

美警告北美自貿談判兩周須達成否則要延至11月

Fairchild TV, Talent Vision | May 2, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans The story appeared on Fairchild TV (Cantonese Only) and Talent Vision (Mandarin Only)  

End of Korean War Could Reunite Thousands of Separated Families After Decades Apart

Global News | Apr 28, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans  

Engagement in Asia’ Committee Hearing Gets an Earful About China

The Epoch Times | Apr 26,2018 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

Zombie NAFTA Looms

Business in Vancouver | Apr 10,2018 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

Why Sudden NAFTA Progress is Thanks to the U.S.-China Trade War

Maclean’s | Apr 7,2018 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

Canada Caught in the Crossfire of Trump’s Trade War with China

The Globe and Mail | Mar 23, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

Interview with Professor Paul Evans on China’s expansionist policies in Southeast Asia

Interview with Professor Paul Evans on China’s expansionist policies in Southeast Asia

MPPGA Professor Paul Evans was recently interviewed on Policy Talks about Chinese foreign policy in the Southeast Asia.

China in South East Asia: Chinese Foreign Policy in the South China Sea

Policy Talks | Mar 5, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

Cabinet orders deeper security review of proposed Chinese takeover of Aecon Group

Cabinet orders deeper security review of proposed Chinese takeover of Aecon Group

MPPGA Professor Paul Evans was interviewed on The Canadian Press in “Cabinet Orders Deeper Security Review of Proposed Chinese Takeover of Aecon Group”. The story also appeared in the National Post and Times Colonist. Canadian security agencies are voicing their concern about the proposed takeover of Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned business, prompting Ottawa to order a full national security review of the deal. The lengthened [federal security] review will not please the Chinese government but won’t sour a potential free trade deal between Canada and China. This is a “watershed moment” in how Canada will deal with Chinese investment in a variety of sectors, says Professor Evans.

Reports on the Vancouver Summit on North Korea, and IAR Event

Reports on IAR’s Panel “Getting North Korea Right: Canadian Options and Roles”: Reuters: “Vancouver Meeting Focuses on Sanctions as Koreas Explore Detente”. This story also appeared in Business Insider UK and CNBC. January 15, 2018. CBC, National Post: “Trudeau Defends North Korea Meeting Ffter Russian, Chinese Criticism”. January 15, 2018.  CBC The National: “Will North Korea Summit Talks Have an […]

Dr. Paul Evans, Dr. Wenran Jiang and Dr. Brian Job Interviews About China and Japan’s Criticisms Of The Upcoming Conference On North Korea Hosted In Vancouver.

 Dr. Brian Job: The Globe and Mail: “Vancouver’s North Korea Meeting: Opaque Agenda, Odd Group of Participants”. January 9, 2018. Dr. Paul Evans: News 1130:  “China, Japan Criticizing Upcoming Conference on North Korea Hosted in Vancouver”. January 10, 2018. Fairchild TV Interview: “North Korea Conference”. January 10, 2018. Fairchild Radio Interview: “北韓問題高峰會下星期在溫市舉行“. January 10, 2018. Roundhouse Radio: “Middays With Jody Vance – […]

Professors Paul Evans and Yves Tiberghien, Along With Senior Fellow Wenran Jiang Interviews on Justin Trudeau’s Trip to China.

Dr. Paul Evans and Dr.Yves Tiberghien: Canadian Press –  “Trudeau departs China without securing start of free trade talks”.  Canadian Press story appeared on CTV, Ottawa Citizen, Financial Post, and iPolitics. December 7, 2017. Dr. Paul Evans: Fairchild Radio – UBC教授:杜魯多不會在訪華期間宣布加中自由貿易協定談判時間表. December 1, 2017. National Post – Canada weighing China trade challenges as Trudeau heads to Beijing: official. December 1, 2017. […]

Media Coverage on Dr. Evans Paul’s Interview with Canadian Press

The Canadian Press interviewed Dr. Paul Evans, for an article about a Chinese state-owned company’s bid to take over Aecon construction of Calgary. Canadian Press – “Liberals cautioned about approving China bid for Aecon”. October 30, 2017. The CP story also appeared on CTV, BNN, iPolitics, Globe and Mail and Times Colonist.

Media Coverage on Canadians Opinions of China & Canada-China Relations

Dr. Paul Evans and Dr. Xiaojun Li were quoted in various media outlets on their report on their report on “Canadian Public Attitudes on China & Canada-China Relations“ The National Post – “More than two-thirds of Canadians support a free trade deal with China”. October 23, 2017. Xinhua – “Canadians more supportive of deeper trade ties with china”. October 26, 2017. Global Times […]

Study by Prof. Paul Evans finds that Canadians want deeper economic connections with China

Study by Prof. Paul Evans finds that Canadians want deeper economic connections with China

MPPGA professors Paul Evans and Xiaojun Li designed a survey that asked 1,519 Canadians about their views on trade and investment issues, policy priorities, human rights in China, and factors that shape views of China, among other topics. 

Xi’s China a Source of Worry and Wonder for Canadians

The Globe and Mail | Oct 26, 2017 | Written by: Dr. Paul Evans and Dr. Xiaojun Li

How North Korea is Using this Video to ‘Humanize’ their Capital City

Global News | Oct 18, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

Geopolitical Dynamics in Asia

Senate ParlVU | Oct 18, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans    

Paul Evans Named as Interim Research Director at IAR

Effective September 1st, Paul Evans is serving as the Interim Research Director of the Institute of Asian Research and the Interim Associate Director of the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. The position will last for a few months as the Institute transitions into its new role inside the School.

Canada may have role to play in mediating North Korean tensions, experts say

The Globe and Mail | Sep 1, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans and Joseph Caron

North Korea’s release of Toronto pastor regarded as political move

The Globe and Mail | Aug 10, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

美亞太中心角色難以為繼

Ta Kung Pao | May 2, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans (Chinese only)

On a Canada-China Free-Trade Agreement and US Influence

Roundhouse Radio | Mar 8, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

ASEAN Urged to ‘Take Stock’ in 50th Year

The Jakarta Post | Feb 14, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

Symbolic Canada-China free-trade talks to begin

Symbolic Canada-China free-trade talks to begin

With the descent of the TPP and rocky US-China relations, Canada and China’s emerging relationship is prompted with the beginning of exploratory talks on the potential of a free-trade agreement. Featured in a recent Globe and Mail article, MPPGA Professor Dr. Paul Evans explains the significance of this development.

Ottawa Weeks Away from Starting Free-trade Talks with China

The Globe and Mail | Jan 17, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

Canada and Australia: Gareth Evans on the role of good international citizens

Georgia Straight | Oct 2, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

UBC Experts Discuss China-Canada Ties

UBC Experts Discuss China-Canada Ties

CCTV English | Sep 24, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien and Dr. Paul Evans

Premier Li makes his first visit to Canada

CCTV English | Sep 23, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

PM Trudeau’s trip to China and China’s human rights record

CBC Power and Politics | Sep 1, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans starting at 17:10

B.C.’s foreign-buyer tax could help China fight corruption: ex-envoy

B.C.’s foreign-buyer tax could help China fight corruption: ex-envoy

Professor Paul Evans was quoted in this Globe and Mail article discussing BC’s new foreign-buyer tax and its effect on relations between Canada and China. Professor Evans believes the new levy will have no impact on relations between Ottawa and Beijing since it is structured in a way that does not single out Chinese nationals.

29th Asia Pacific Roundtable: Snaptalks

Institute for Strategic and International Studies Malaysia | Jun 14, 2015 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

Canada and China: Beyond Engagement

The fundamentals of Canada’s approach to the PRC were put in place by the government of Pierre Trudeau after recognition in 1970. They engendered a durable consensus that lasted for a generation, writes SPPGA Professor Paul Evans.