CIC-NCB Asia-Pacific Study Group is hosting a fireside discussion with three experts on the future of Canada-China relations.
With growing assertiveness in the South and East China Seas, a border dispute with India, crackdowns in Hong Kong, escalating military tensions across the Taiwan Strait, and the alleged detention of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, among other things, China’s rise and increasingly confrontationist posture in recent years have significant implications for Asia Pacific, or Indo-Pacific, regional and global power dynamics. Against the backdrop of this new geopolitical reality, Canada-China bilateral relations took on a new, adversarial character following the detentions of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in 2018.
Following the release of the two Michaels, Canada-China relations have been presented with an opportunity to shift yet again.
- Professor Paul Evans of the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia
- Jeff Nankivell, President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Canada’s former Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau
- Professor Lynette Ong of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto