The China Challenge: Sino-Canadian Relations in the 21st Century

The China Challenge: Sino-Canadian Relations in the 21st Century

By: Huhua Cao (editor), Vivienne Poy (editor)Paperback

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With the exception of Canada's relationship with the United States, Canada's relationship with China will likely be its most significant foreign connection in the twenty-first century. As China's role in world politics becomes more central, understanding China becomes essential for Canadian policymakers and policy analysts in a variety of areas. Responding to this need, The China Challenge brings together perspectives from both Chinese and Canadian experts on the evolving Sino-Canadian relationship. It traces the history and looks into the future of Canada-China bilateral relations. It also examines how China has affected a number of Canadian foreign and domestic policy issues, including education, economics, immigration, labour and language. Recently, Canada-China relations have suffered from inadequate policymaking and misunderstandings on the part of both governments. Establishing a good dialogue with China must be a Canadian priority in order to build and maintain mutually beneficial relations with this emerging power, which will last into the future.

About Author

Huhua Cao is professor of geography at the University of Ottawa. He has been involved in extensive research projects and international cooperation projects in Canada, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. In recent years, his research has focused on urbanization and mobility, regional ethnic minorities, inequality and accessibility of social services. He is the author or editor of several books, including Regional Minorities and Development in Asia (Routledge, 2010). In 1998, Vivienne Poy was the first Canadian of Asian descent to be appointed to the Senate of Canada. She is also Chancellor Emerita of the University of Toronto as well as a historian, entrepreneur, corporate director and volunteer. She is the author of four books on the history of the Chinese in Canada. In recognition of both her national and international achievements, she has been awarded several honorary degrees from universities in Canada and around the world.


Preface -- Allan Rock, University of Ottawa PART 1: INTRODUCTION Canada's Response to China's Increasing Role in the World -- Huhua Cao, University of Ottawa PART 2: EVOLUTION OF CANADA-CHINA RELATIONSHIP Canada's Staying Power: A Diplomat's View -- Fred Bild, Universite de Montreal The Canadian Policy Context of Canada's China Policy since 1970 -- Charles Burton, Brock University Canada and China: The China Strategy of 1987 -- B. Michael Frolic, York University and University of Toronto The Politics of Soft Power in Sino-Canadian Relations: Harper's Visit to China and the Neglected Hong Kong Factor -- Sonny Lo, University of Waterloo Friends across the Pacific: Canada-Hong Kong Links in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives -- Ming K. Chan, Stanford University Canadian-Chinese Education Collaboration: From Unilateral to Bilateral Exchanges -- Qiang Zha, York University PART 3: CANADA-CHINA: THE GROWING INTERDEPENDENCE Canada and China after the Global Financial Crisis -- Yuen Pau Woo, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Post-Colonial Transformations in Hong Kong & Macao: Implications for Cross-Taiwan Strait and Canada-PRC Relations -- Vivienne Poy, Senate of Canada Hong Kong: Canada's Partner in Prosperity -- Perrin Beatty, Canadian Chamber of Commerce The Transformative Effects of the Global Economic Crisis: Implications for the World and Shanghai's Aspirations -- Thomas d'Aquino, Intercounsel and Gowlings The Canadian Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms: A Global Template for Minority Rights and Relevance to China? -- Errol Mendes, University of Ottawa PART 4: THE CHINESE DIASPORA AND IMMIGRATION IN CANADA Chinese in Canada and Canadians in China: Human Platform for Canada-China Relationships -- Kenny Zhang, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Transnational intergenerational support: Implications of population aging in China for the Chinese in Canada -- Ghazy Mujahid, Ann Kim and Guida Man, York University The Bridge Too Far? Language Retention, Ethnic Persistence and National Identification amongst the Chinese Diaspora in Canada -- Jack Jedwab, Association for Canadian Studies Changing Territorial Strategies: Chinese Immigrants in Canada -- Huhua Cao and Olivier Dehoorne, Universite des Antilles et de la Guyane Causes and Consequences: The Over-educated Chinese Immigrants in the Canadian Labour Market -- Tony Fang, York University and University of Toronto PART 5: CONCLUSION Re-imagining our Present and Future in the Shadow of China's Rise -- Jeremy Paltiel, Carleton University

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  • ISBN13: 9780776607641
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 310
  • ID: 9780776607641
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 0776607642

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