Saturday, October 15, 2005

China Rising: Will it Join the World or Change It?

I will speak at the one day conference on the rise of China
Sponsored by Canadian Institute of International Affairs &
Foreign Affairs Canada, Ottawa, Oct. 28, 2005
Get more details and the program

Friday, October 14, 2005

Ottawa touts China's energy needs as chance to move from U.S. market

Tara Perkins, Canadian Press October 14, 2005

China's growing appetite for oil, which will see it battle the United States and other trading partners for investment opportunities in the Canadian oilsands, will boost profits in numerous ways.

Read it here

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Local beating of Chinese farmer & foreign journalists

Benjamin Joffe-Walt of The Guardian is honest in his report. He should have known better but he does not. Every foreign reporter intended to go to the countryside for such an investigation should have read the book, A Survey of Chinese Peasants, by Chen Guidi and Chuntao.

New Five-Year Plan called 'revolutionary'

From "getting rich first" to "common prosperity"From "growth rate" to "sustainable development"

Read it here

Hu brought down to earth

Hu brought down to earth
By a Special Correspondent

Even as China celebrated sending two men into space, Chinese President Hu Jintao was in no mood to join in the back-slapping. His political agenda received a thumbs-down at the Communist Party's central committee plenum. This is certainly a setback for Hu, but the game is far from over.

Read it here

Sino-U.S. Energy Competition in Africa

With oil prices hitting record levels of US$70 per barrel in recent weeks, major energy-consuming countries are engaging in an increasingly heated competition for energy resources on the world stage. Nowhere is this more evident than between the United States and China, the world's first and second-largest energy consuming countries respectively.

Read it here

U.S. Energy Future Rests with Development of Canadian Oil Sands

U.S. Energy Future Rests with Development of Canadian Oil Sands
Along a giant patch of Canada's Far North, where moose outnumber people, a vital part of America's energy future seeps out of riverbanks and is hidden below soft prairie grass. These Canadian oil sands will help keep American SUVs running in the years to come.

Read it here

Will Japan balance China?

Read this editorial in The Economist.

Paul Martin's speech on Canada-US relations

Read the speech from the PM's site.