2019 & 2017 Canadian Public Attitudes on China & Canada-China Relations Report Comparisons

The Meng Factor in Canadian Views on China

As the judicial extradition hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou proceeds in Vancouver, Canada-China relations remain at their most turbulent point since Tiananmen Square in June 1989.

It is widely recognized that this is much more than an isolated bilateral diplomatic dispute.  It pulls Ottawa into the vortex of a deepening geo-political and technological tug-of-war between the US and China.

Revised: March 13, 2019

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Pragmatism Amidst Anxiety: Canadian Opinions on China and Canada-China Relations

At a time of global turbulence and at the mid-way point of a Liberal government facing significant decisions about the direction and pace of developing bilateral relations with China, there are signs of growing public support for deeper economic relations and partnerships coupled with significant anxiety about greater Chinese military activities and its expanding presence inside Canada.

Public Release: October 17, 2017

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