- July 1, 2020
Recent weeks have witnessed growing international concerns over China’s role in the origins of the Coronavirus pandemic. While Australia and Germany ask for an international investigation of what went wrong, the United States has accused China of its failure to …READ MORE
On June 17, 2020, Canada will seek election to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as one of the ten non-permanent members. If successful, Canada will serve as one of five countries elected this year for a two-year term ending …READ MORE
May 2020 was a turning point in East Asia. President Tsai Ing-wen (Democratic Progressive Party, DPP) was inaugurated to her second term as President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Two days later, China’s National People’s Congress proposed legislation authorizing …READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a test of the preparedness of countries’ public health and governance systems. As countries diverge in their strategies to fight the epidemic, we have more and more opportunities for learning about what works and …READ MORE
The advent of the COVID19 pandemic puts fresh pressure on the Canadian government to end the impasse that continues to hold two Canadians imprisoned as hostages in a Chinese jail. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have now been in prison …READ MORE
Le gouvernement canadien planche depuis plus d’un an sur la façon de gérer la relation du Canada avec la Chine. C’est une réflexion salutaire si ce n’est qu’elle est obérée par une situation exceptionnelle, à savoir, l’affaire Meng Wanzhou, directrice …READ MORE
The risk of a global pandemic coming from China is attracting a lot of attention, but it is important to avoid giving way to hysteria. Canada and the international community should stand firm in support of Taiwanese rights to participate …READ MORE
The re-election of Tsai Ying-wen to the Presidency of Taiwan this last January 11 represents a rare shining moment in the Indo-Pacific region, as populist leaders ruling India and the Philippines preside over a deterioration of democracy in the region. …READ MORE
After a fierce electoral campaign, 19 million voters in Taiwan woke up on January 11, 2020, with important choices to make in their country’s presidential and legislative election.
The voting itself is very local. Polling stations, one for every 1500 …READ MORE
There’s support for contact with China despite worries and uncertainties and a lack of trust in the US, a University of British Columbia survey finds.
Amidst the diplomatic crisis affecting Canada-China relations that has followed the arrests of Huawei chief …READ MORE
By Jonathan D. Caverley, Ethan B. Kapstein and Srdjan Vucetic
In early May, US State Department Director of Policy Planning Kiron Skinner was rebuked in China’s English-language media for characterizing US–China relations as a “clash of civilizations.” Skinner’s rhetoric reflects a Cold War mentality that overlooks centuries of mutual contact …READ MORE