Moving Forward: 45 Years of Canada-China Relations

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Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 201611:00AM - 2:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
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How do we interpret the changing landscape in international politics with a rising China in the background? What do we understand about China as a complex bilateral and multilateral partner?

Moving Forward: 45 Years of Canada-China Relations is a policy report with analytical depth on broader issues as well as investigating specific issues, embodying a new approach that is more focused, strategic but cautious enough to consider the inevitable associated challenges between Canada-China relations. This launch event includes presentations by the authors, and discussions promising an intellectual but frank insight on Canada-China relations, including health cooperation, bilateral investments, youth and people-to-people engagements, and geopolitical disputes.


11:00-11:30 Welcome and introduction and launch of Moving Forward
Joseph Wong, Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

11:30-12:40 Panel 1: New Approach, Trade, Business in China, Investment in Oil Sands, Youth Engagements

Wendy Dobson, Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Pitman Potter, Professor, University of British Columbia
Anton Malkin, PhD Candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Scott McKnight, PhD Student, Political Science, University of Toronto
Lynette Ong, Professor, Political Science and Asian Institute, University of Toronto (video presentation)
James Flynn, Undergraduate Student and Rhodes Scholar, Political Science and Economics, University of Toronto

12:40-1:10 Lunch Break

1:10-2:20 Panel 2: Strategic Partnership, South China Sea, Health Cooperation, P2P Relations

David Dewitt, University Professor, Political Science, York University
David Zakus, Professor of Distinction in Global Health in the Faculty of Community Services, School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University
Lotus Ruan, Master’s Student, Asia-Pacific Policy Studies, University of British Columbia
Karl Yan, PhD Student, Political Science, University of Toronto
Jeremy Paltiel, Professor, Political Science, Carleton University

Moderator for both panels:
David Mulroney, President, University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto; Former Ambassador of Canada to China

2:20 – 2:30 Conclusion


China Open Research Network (CORN), University of Toronto


Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

University of St. Michael's College at University of Toronto

York Centre for Asian Research, York University

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