China is Canada's second largest trading partner. In 2016, two-way goods trade was worth C$60 billion. This is up 28 percent on five years ago.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has voiced a desire to double trade between Canada and China by 2025. Last year also saw Chinese investment in Canada top C$7 billion.
There are risks, however, should the US-China relationship deteriorate, or if China decides to divert purchases to the US rather than Canada to reduce the trade surplus with the former.
How is Canada managing these challenges? Does Canada's China policy offer any lessons for other liberal democracies such as Australia?
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney is delighted to host Canadian scholar Professor Gordon Houlden, Director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta, and a former senior diplomat in the Canadian Foreign Service with multiple postings in Beijing, as well as Hong Kong and Taipei. Professor Houlden will speak on Canada's experience managing a China policy with reference to Canada's close relationship with the US.
Following his presentation, Professor Houlden will be interviewed by Professor Bob Carr, ACRI Director, and participate in a Q&A session with the audience.
The event is free but registration is requested, follow the "attend" button above.