One of the top priorities of the EAEF’s research efforts is to provide nuanced analysis and seek meaningful solutions in easing the tension and restrengthening the relationship between Canada and China. Given the rising tensions and unpredictability of the future of Canada-China relations, the EAEF’s upcoming seminars will focus on topics including Canadian and Chinese domestic politics, trade relationship, academic collaboration and exchange, as well as novel technology and investment. As EAEF continues to grow, the Forum is projected to publish a series of research papers to provide insights on the future of Canada-China relations.
Chinatown, a Stage and Also a Fortress
Even today, Canadian Chinatowns remain as tourist attractions full of cultural features. Many Europeans, Americans, or even other Asians enter Chinatowns in search of an Asian oasis in the sea of white people; or an ancient historical atmosphere within a young country.
Chinese Canadian Museum will counter flawed narratives about B.C. and Canadian history
Last month, the B.C. government announced $10 million in funding for the Chinese Canadian Museum project. This marks the first time that a North American government has supported such a project. And $10 million is only the beginning. This shows that Premier John Hogan is a leader who fulfills his campaign promises.
Xi Jinping’s ‘Major Country Diplomacy:’ A Paradigm Shift?
China’s diplomacy has undergone a sea of changes under Xi Jinping’s rein. But there is no consensus on the nature, scope, essence and direction of these changes. This article aims to explore both the changes and continuities in Chinese foreign affairs under the Xi Jinping leadership through the lens of his recently much-advocated formulation of ‘major country diplomacy with distinctive Chinese features’.
Periphery Diplomacy: Moving to the Center of China’s Foreign Policy
An important event which largely evaded world attention took place in Beijing on October 24–25, 2013. In what was an unprecedented first, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) convened a foreign policy work conference specifically on the theme of China’s periphery diplomacy (周边外交). Participated by, among others, the Politburo standing committee, members of key Central Committee organs, members of the Leading Small Group on Foreign affairs, and senior diplomats, it was the second high-level CCP meeting on foreign policy since 2006 and the first specific forum on periphery diplomacy since the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) establishment in 1949.