An Assessment of 50 Years
The purpose of this series is to provide a stimulating, sober, and balanced reflection on the way forward in dealing with this key relationship during this challenging period, including a realistic evaluation of the current and future position each country holds in the other’s political, economic, and global decisions.
· Xi Jinping’s foreign policy and where Canada fits in
· Current themes and future outcomes in diplomatic relations
· Economic and commercial relations
· Human rights and rule of law
· Science and technology—risks, opportunities and policy options
· Environment and climate change
· The Taiwan challenge and the future of Canada-Taiwan relations
· Hong Kong and its implications for Canada
· Public opinion and social forces
· Security challenges
Philip Calvert is a Senior Fellow with the China Institute of the University of Alberta and a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria. He served in Beijing as a Trade Commissioner (1984-87), Economic Counsellor (1994-1997) and Minister & Deputy Head of Mission (2004-2008). In Global Affair Canada he served as Director General for North Asia, Deputy Chief Negotiator for Canada during China’s accession to the WTO and as Director of the Technical Barriers to Trade Division. Most recently he spent 2012-2016 as Canada’s ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. He has a Ph.D. in Chinese History from the University of Washington.
The China Policy Centre is a member-governed not for profit under development in Ottawa. The members are all Candian citizens with significant professional experience living or working with China. Its objective is to provide objective non-partisan policy specialist information of matters originating from within China that pertain to Canada. The China Policy Centre also aims to improve Canada’s understanding of China by combining the best practices in its research by having participants from the public, private, civil society and academic sectors collaborate on projects together.
The China Institute (CIUA) is focused on the study of contemporary China, including cutting-edge and policy relevant research on Chinese energy policy, politics, economy, social issues, culture and Canada-China relations. The CIUA’s mission is to advance scholarship of China at the University of Alberta, to enhance and support research on China, and to promote strong academic linkages between the University of Alberta and Chinese universities.