Policy and a Pint – The Canada-China Relationship

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5 p.m.- 6 p.m.

The Canada-China relationship has become significantly more complicated over the past year, both economically and geopolitically. Canada is heavily reliant on trade with China and the U.S., who are currently engaged in a trade war. This tit-for-tat protectionism is harmful to the global economy and the international trading system. It also hurts Canada and is contributing to an atmosphere of economic uncertainty.

China’s rapid economic growth still has the potential to benefit Canadians. Yet, their socialist market economy and single-party system differs from the democratic systems that have brought peace and prosperity to Canada. Our differences have led to disputes over intellectual property, 5G mobile technology and what constitutes a level playing field for business. More recently, the Canada-China relationship has become strained over the arrest of a Huawei executive and the detention of two Canadian businessmen.

This event will explore the complex relationship between Canada and China and the dark clouds hanging over the global trading system.

Panel Speakers:

  • Don Greenfield, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
  • Dr. Josephine Smart, Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary
  • Dr. JS Rioux, Scientific Director, International Policy & Trade, The School of Public Policy


Junction YYC
628 8 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 1G4
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Doors Open: 4:30 p.m.
Panel, Q&A, Discussion: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Stay later to continue the conversation. 

Registration $15, includes one drink ticket and snacks. Seating is limited.

Please share this invitation with colleagues who may be interested in attending.

Please contact us at sppcomm@ucalgary.ca with any questions.

Policy and a Pint brings experts together in a casual setting to discuss the latest in research and issues with those of you who, at the end of the day, might want to lift an elbow while learning.