Recommendations to Parliament and the Government to expand Canada’s Capacity and Diversity of Engagement with China

Published: 2020    |    By: The China Policy Centre Board of Directors |    Volume 68, No. 7

Canada will mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on December 5, 2020. The goal of the China Policy Centre is to ensure that lessons learned from Canada’s experience since 1970 are applied to interactions with China over the next 50 years. To contribute to that discussion, the Centre’s Board has submitted 33 recommendations this week to the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations.

Because of globalization, the global impact and domestic implications to the Chinese and Canadian people are more closely intertwined than ever. The need to find common ground and address different philosophical viewpoints and different policies to economic and national security, environmental issues and political governance is increasingly relevant especially when benchmarked to the state of engagement in 1970.

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The China Policy Centre is a member-driven, not-for-profit, federally incorporated organization comprised of over 150 Canadians who have a combined total of three millennia of direct professional experience in dealing with China as private sector, academic, civil society, and ex-Government actors.