Wednesday, December 17, 2008

CBC Radio Interview on Chinese economy

The fact that China has come to dominate an industry that was banned 30 years ago shows just how much the country has changed. Three decades ago -- under Deng Xiao Ping -- China changed gears radically and joined the world market.

Today, it's a manufacturing juggernaut and 40 per cent of the country's wealth comes from exports. But with the global economy tanking, many of China's best customers don't look like they'll be buying much in 2009. That suggests tough times ahead for China.

To listen to the audio clip, please click here, and on that webpage, turn on the build-in Adobe flash player "Listen to Part Two".

Friday, December 12, 2008

ID card proponents push for single system

On December 12, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted by Ontarion newspaper Business Edge on a proposal calling for the creation of a single identification-card system that can be used by frequent business travellers in both North America and Asia.

He noted that this new system would be a welcome step for travellers as it could reduce the stress associated with customs clearance. To read the story, click here.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Appointment of Hillary Clinton and its potential impact on US-China relations

On December 2, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by BBC World Report Chinese Service on the implications of the appointment of Hillary Clinton as the US Secretary of State in the Obama administration and its potential impact on US-China relations.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

China’s influence among African nations spurs concerns

On November 30, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted by Altanta Journal Constitution on China's growing influence among African nations. He noted that while China looks at Africa strategically as a continent that has resources it needs to drive its economy forward, concern has grown in the United States and Europe that Beijing’s influence will have negative impacts.

Read the article here.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Terrorist attacks at Mumbai and its impact on the rise of India as a major world power

On November 27, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by CBC Radio Edmonton, as regular Hop Spot Columnist, discussing the terrorist attacks at Mumbai, India, its implications for the region and the world, and its impact on the rise of India as a major world power.

Opening-up, reform policy brings earthshaking changes to China

On November 27, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted by Xinhua News Agency on China's significant achievements in the fields of economic performance, democracy, human rights and legal system.

The year 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of the initiation of China's reform and open-market policy, he noted that during the past three decades, China has been immersed fully with the international community and is playing an increasingly larger role in global political and economic affairs.

Read the aticle here.

For a similar report in Chinese, please click here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cross-strait ties meet choppy waters

On November 11, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by CCTV on the recent cross-strait relationship amid Chen Yunlin's contraversial visit to Taiwan in November. Chen is the chairman of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits. His visit sparked wide spread protests by pro-independent residents in Taiwan.

Watch the video here.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

China and SCO Unite Against Challenges

November 01, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by CCTV on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's recent summit aiming to tackle the recent global financial crisis.
Watch the video here.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The credit crisis and the world's financial architecture

On October 23, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed in The Agenda program on TVO. The topic was "The credit crisis and the world's financial architecture: Are 20th century institutions up to the task of managing 21st century problems?"
Dr. Jiang stated that developing nations like China should be given an elevated position within the decision-making and agenda-setting structure of World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

To listen to this edition's podcast, please click here.

Monday, October 06, 2008

OMNI TV Interview on Canadian election

On October. 6, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by the OMNI TV Chinese language program on the Canadian election, the political attitudes of Chinese Canadians, and the new government's likely policy orientations on Canada-China relations.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

BBC Interview on North Korea nuclear crisis

On Ocober 2, 2008. Dr. Jiang was interviewed by the BBC World Service Chinese Program on the new development of the North Korea nuclear crisis. With North Korea demanding that the seals by the International Atomic Energy Agency be removed, its intention of re-starting its nuclear program was clear. Dr. Jiang commented on the situation and the complexities involved, and the potential role of China.

CBC Radio Hop Spot Interview on China's tainted dairy products

On October 2, 2008. Dr. Jiang appeared live on CBC Radio Edmonton's Hot Spot segment with host Peter Brown, and gave his analysis on the latest outbreak of tainted dairy products scandals in China.

There are more than 53,000 babies got sick, over 15,000 hospitalized and 4 have died in the wide-spread fraud and scandal that have caused outrage in China and sent alarms around the world. In Canada, the United States and many other countries, many products containing dairy elements from China have been so far recalled. In the show, Dr. Jiang discussed the current development and its implications.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Is the West too hard on China?

Wenran's Saturday essay on the Globe and Mail has generated a lot of comments from the paper's readers across Canada. On August 11, Monday, he appeared online and responded to a number of questions posted on the paper's website. You can read the introduction and the discussion through the links.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Canadians arrested over pro-Tibet demonstration

On August 10, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted by Canwest News Service's news report "Canadians arrested over pro-Tibet demonstration." Dr. Jiang is of the view that while the Canadian protesters likely have good intentions, their decision to use the Olympics as a podium for denouncing China's human rights record may actually be counterproductive.

You can read the article here.

Dr. Jiang was also quoted for the same topic by CTV. Read a brief news report from CTV's website here.

Interview by CTV on Harper's decision of not going to Beijing for the Olympics

Sentiment towards Stephen Harper in the Chinese community is less than loving after his decision not to go to China during the summer games. On August 10, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang appeared on CTV's Question Period discussing Harper's absence and its broader implications for Canada-China relations.

You can watch the clip here.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Revolution from below

From Saturday's Globe and Mail

By any measure, the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics yesterday were a spectacular show. But in the weeks before this highly anticipated and in many ways controversial event, there has been hardly any good news. And the narrative from most of the Western media has been something like this: Back in 2001, China promised to behave and improve its human-rights records, in exchange for hosting the Games, but has broken its promises; there is more repression of Tibetans and other minorities, more jailing of dissidents, more harassment of the foreign press, more pollution, more censorship; in short, China is not democratizing.

Some of these concerns are genuine and understandable. After all, the Olympics is a great occasion for people from around world to celebrate the human spirit, to have their national teams compete under fair rules, and to bring us all closer together, as a global family. The host nation is called upon to live up to high expectations. China must learn to live with international scrutiny and with protests both inside and outside its borders. But the heavy reporting of negative news is painting an incomplete picture.

Few people I have talked to during my frequent visits to China accept the story that their country is worse off in terms of human rights than in 2001.

We can put aside the government's self-promoting claims, but well-informed Chinese believe that China has made considerable strides in human rights in the past seven years. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations recognizes freedom from poverty as a major category of human rights. China has lifted some 100 million people out of poverty. Despite severe limitations, there are hundreds of new legislative enactments that protect property rights and workers' rights. China has abolished a system that restricted freedom of movement among regions, and citizens can hold on to their passports to travel abroad. The Supreme People's Court now reviews all death sentences. The children of migrant workers can go to school in the urban centres where their parents work. And China has joined more international human-rights treaties.

There are serious problems of implementation and of government interference, but these tangible steps are moving China toward the rule of law.

To enumerate these advances is not to endorse the Chinese government. They are mainly due to the Chinese people's continuous struggle, often against the mighty control apparatus of an authoritarian state.

Even in the political sphere, there is expanded leeway. China now leads the world in the number of Internet users – 250 million – and cellphone subscribers – more than 550 million people, who send tens of billions of short messages a day. Despite censorship, they use these new tools to push for more rights and openness, and to challenge the authorities with rising success.

The government still interferes, still rounds up severe critics, and has made life harder for foreign reporters since the Tibetan crisis in March. But China's progress since 2001 has been largely along the positive trajectory of the past three decades.

The Chinese enjoy more freedom than at any time in recent history. Ordinary Chinese people enthusiastically support the Beijing Olympics, contrary to many critics who label the Games as a government propaganda showcase.

The protests against the Olympic torch relays in London, Paris, and other cities in Western countries strengthened that feeling. Though not very fond of many aspects of the government, most of the Chinese people were outraged by those who spoke of the “genocide Olympics.” They want to have a good sports party, and they want to have a good time, like everybody else around the world. Their passion is for the basketball star Yao Ming and the Olympic gold hurdler Liu Xiang. They don't like to be lumped together with their government, and resent the exploitation of the occasion for political purposes.

Comparisons of the 2008 Beijing Olympics to the Nazi regime's 1936 Games in Berlin are profoundly ignorant. Whereas Hitler's tyranny in Germany was intensifying through the 1930s, China has moved away from the personal dictatorship of Mao toward a more collective leadership. Whereas Germany went on to launch aggressive wars against other countries after the 1936 Games, leading to the disasters of the Second World War, China has in recent years pursued a good-neighbour policy and settled almost all its border disputes with the surrounding countries.

In addition to keeping a sense of balance in assessing where China is today, we also have to be realistic and patient about where China should be. Clearly, many human-rights advocates have strongly hoped and wished that the 2008 Beijing Olympics would follow the pattern of the 1988 Seoul Olympics in South Korea – that is, the Games would shortly lead to Western-style democratization. With a growing realization that this is unlikely to happen, some people have questioned the usefulness and even the legitimacy of having granted the Summer Games to Beijing in the first place.

Others, more moderately, have complained that neither human-rights groups nor the Western news media are doing a good job in highlighting China's human rights-problems, with the result that this Olympic year will be a sadly missed opportunity.

Such a perspective, well intentioned though it is, seems to have ignored the lessons from the Tibetan crisis and the Olympic torch relay protests earlier this year: A well-organized movement intended to raise awareness of the Chinese government's Tibetan policy overstepped into an attack on the Chinese people themselves, as if they were not worthy of hosting the Olympics. Scenes such as that of pro-Tibetan independence protesters violently seizing the Olympic torch from a wheelchair-bound female Paralympian in Paris were counterproductive; they angered the Chinese public and pushed them to rally around the government, strengthening the hand of the hardliners.

To have counted on the Beijing Olympics to deliver a fast political miracle inside China, or anything else that the outside world might have wanted, was both unrealistic and shortsighted. We need to ask: What happens to China, to all the problems and challenges it faces at the end of this month when the Games are over? What is the leverage then?

At the root of the “whatever China does, it is not good enough” attitude is a heavy dose of old colonial attitudes and racial prejudice, in the widely shared, although not always explicitly acknowledged assumption in both our elite and popular discourse that the West knows what is best for China, and must impose its values and guide the country in the direction the West wants.

Many critics do not understand that the real agent of change in China is neither foreigners nor the Chinese government. The Chinese people are the forces that move China forward. The media should refrain from portraying them as passive and ignorant followers of a Communist dictatorship or as a mass of nationalistic and xenophobic robots lacking in independent judgment.

With or without the Olympics, China's long march toward modernity and democracy will be driven primarily by internal dynamics, managed by the Chinese themselves and at their own pace. The Chinese people want human rights and democracy no less than we Canadians do. We certainly should not think that they demand less or deserve less. For most Chinese, the key questions are not about whether China will become a democracy, but rather how to get there, how long it will take and in what form.

Even the Chinese government is not a monolithic bloc. Internal debates on China's future go on all the time. Battles between reform-oriented leaders and the factions of repression and control are all part of the Chinese process of political reform.

The best the West can do is to support the progressive forces in China, as they transform that country as they have in the past 30 years. The speed of change may be not as fast as we wish, but we need to manage our expectations, just as the Chinese people have managed theirs.

In any case, the Olympics as an international event will have a beneficial impact on many aspects of China's development. China is a very open country now, more so than most people in the West realize. But the Games will push that openness further, and make the Chinese people more aware of the outside world. Let's look beyond what has happened in the past few months and what may come in the next few, and measure things with some historical depth. Decades later, many Chinese who are young now may well look back proudly and define the “patriot Games” of 2008 as the moment that transformed them into internationalists.

China is aiming at getting as many Olympic medals as the American contingent in the Summer Games. It has come a long way since the days when it was called the “Sick Man of Asia.” The Chinese have good reasons to be proud at their coming-out party. We should not hold back in pointing out China's problems, but we should also give credit to the Chinese people and wish the Beijing Olympics great success.

Discussion, Monday: Is the West too hard on China?

Thursday, August 07, 2008

China: Panda or Dragon?

On August 7, 2008, Dr. Wenran Jiang was quoted in the Oilweek, commenting on Canada-China relations and how that has affected the China's outbound resources investment in Alberta. Read it here.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

David Emerson crucial for improving Canada-China relation, but more need to be done by the Feds

On August 6, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by Sing Tao Daily (Toronto Edition), commenting on the recent Canada-China relation. He believes Emerson's role is enormously important for improving the strained bilateral relation, but more direct initiatives need to be shown from the Harper government. (full report)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Getting in Shape for Games, China Strengthens Ties With Neighbors

On August 5, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the New York Times on China's improving relationship with neighboring Japan and Beijing's decision-making process for inviting former Japanese prime minister Abe to China in 2006. You can read the whole story here.

The deadly militant attack in Xinjiang

On August 5, 2008, Dr. Jiang gave a live interview to CTV Newsnet on the militant attack in China's far west province Xinjiang and who might be responsible.

You can watch the clip by clicking the link below the "VIDEO" header located at the center of the CTV webpage, or through its direct link.

Monday, August 04, 2008

David Emerson's appointment is "enormously important" for improving Canada-China relations

On August 4, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the Globe and Mail, commenting that the new Canadian foreign minister David Emerson's appointment is "enormously important" for improving Canada-China relations. Read it here.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

On Cross Country Checkup ...Beijing Olympics

On August 3, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by CBC Cross Country Checkup as invited expert to comment on the theme "Was China the right choice for the 2008 summer Olympic games?". You can find the audio link here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

GlobeSalon Featured Topic: What do you think of China as Olympic host?

On July 29, 2008, Dr. Jiang was invited to participate in GlobeSalon, a web based bulletin board hosted by the Global and Mail. In that day's feature, commentators around the world opined what they think of China as Olympic host. Dr. Jiang offered a different perspective on China's recent political development as it approaches the Olympic month. Read it here.

commenting on a recent report claiming China's human rights record worsening

On July 29, 2008, Dr. Jiang gave a live interview to CTV Newsnet on July 29 on human rights and other issues in China prior to the Olympic games.

You can watch the clip by clicking the link below the "Video" header located at the center of the CTV webpage, or through its direct link.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Which spirit of nation will prevail in rise to greatness?

On July 26, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the Global and Mail, revisiting the issue of Chinese nationalism days before the Beijing Olympics. Read it here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A new China appears amid quake rubble

On June 17, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on how China has been transforming itself, both internally and externally, in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Governments have key roles in building ties

On June 12, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the Vancouver Sun, urging Canada's federal government to engage China on both political and economic frontier. Read it here.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Parents' losses compounded by China's one-child policy

On June 8, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by CBC Newsworld on China's one-child policy and its implication for bereaved parents who lost their children in the Sichuan Earthquake. View the video clip here.

Friday, June 06, 2008

China earthquake response highlights need for greater understanding

On June 06, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by U of A Express News on the response of the government and people of China in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

For China, an opportunity in crisis

On June 05, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the Asia Times Online on how the international community could contribute to the quake-ravaged region in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

China Quake: Controls Cautiously Lifted on Flood of Volunteers

On May 29, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on Chinese government's recent attitude toward civil activism in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Harper's China policy is not to have one

Wenran Jiang
28 May 2008
Ottawa Citizen

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in Europe this week in part to lobby the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Italy to pressure China on the issue of global warming. Even putting aside Canada's dismal record on controlling its own emission of CO2 for a moment, don't you wonder why Mr. Harper ventures into building a "coalition of the willing" before talking to the Chinese leaders?

After all, other heads of major industrialized countries visit China or receive their Chinese counterparts in their own capitals on a regular basis, and some of them do multiple mutual visits a year. U.S. President George W. Bush claims that he can just pick up the phone and talk to Chinese President Hu Jintao. French President Nicolas Sarkozy went to China only months after assuming his post, openly challenged the Chinese on global warming responsibilities, and then with a stroke of a pen, signed $30 billion worth of contracts selling Airbus planes and nuclear reactors.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown travelled to China in January, also within months of taking over from Tony Blair. Joined by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Brown engaged the Chinese people in a Q and A "town hall" meeting on a range of issues, offered to host 100 Chinese firms in Britain and promised to boost bilateral trade by 50 per cent, all in the next two years.

Australia's new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a China expert in his early training, headed to Beijing during the recent Tibet crisis. He delivered a speech in fluent Mandarin at Peking University. It was friendly, but frank, bringing up the Tibet issue. Instead of being booted, he was praised as being honest. His predecessor, the Conservative John Howard, actively engaged China, securing some $40 billion in long-term trade deals that have boosted the Australian economy.

So Mr. Harper's counterparts in Europe are likely to look him in the eye and ask two questions: Do you have strong environmental policy credentials at home? What do you have to offer from your own interactions with the Chinese leadership on the subject of global warming? Mr. Harper has neither.

While the world is busy engaging China for easily identifiable reasons, Mr. Harper has been missing in action. Two and half years after President Hu last visited Canada (fall of 2005) and more than two years after the Conservatives came to power, Mr. Harper has yet to find Beijing on the map, not to mention take a trip there anytime soon.

Foreign-policy and China-watching communities have both speculated and heard many reasons for Mr. Harper's lack of initiatives on China. First, there was the talk of an inexperienced young team that may take time to get the China file moving. Then, there was the all-consuming foreign policy challenge of Afghanistan that had to take priority over other things. Then there was the ever-looming domestic election that might come at any time, so a minority government must take care of that first ...

They all bear some truth. But they also sound more like bad excuses now that the Conservatives have been in office for 27 months. Mr. Harper's handling of Canada's China policy has been, by design or default, exactly opposite to that of other world leaders.

While others are emphasizing China's growing importance and forming a comprehensive China strategy, Canada has removed Beijing from its foreign policy priority list; while new leaders from Germany to Japan put summit diplomacy with the Chinese leaders as an indispensable part of their travel itinerary, Mr. Harper has stopped such a practice in Canada; while others are promoting investment and trade with China as a part of increasing jobs and competitiveness at home, the Harper government has let our proportion of trade and investment with China slip; and while others are in constant consultation on some of the most pressing global issues such as the environment and climate change, Mr. Harper is not even on talking terms with the Chinese.

So it is clear that Mr. Harper's China policy is anything but to have one. And contrary to the prevailing but misleading perception that somehow this government has emphasized human rights in its China policy, the Conservatives don't even deserve a passing grade on this subject.

They have suspended Canada's annual human rights dialogue and replaced it with nothing; they have been making grand, but largely self-congratulatory, moral statements regarding China's human rights record but have not implemented a single tangible project to advance human rights and democracy in that country; and Mr. Harper confuses trade with rights by stating that Canada would not sacrifice human rights for the mighty dollar, as if they are mutually exclusive objectives.

Instead of taking fresh China policy initiatives, various House and Senate committees have settled for endless hearings. What they have been told, including testimonies from this author, is very straightforward: we are losing our influence in China, we need a China strategy. Put national interests over and above narrow party politics, and engage China on a range of issues that are absolutely relevant to the long-term wellbeing of Canadians.

Yes, International Trade Minister David Emerson, the only cabinet member who has China expertise, has been going to China since last year and so have a few other ministers. But unless Mr. Harper is willing to engage the Chinese directly by making the long-overdue trip to Beijing, his China agenda on this European trip may yield very little success.

Aftershock and Quake Lake Threat

On May 28, 2008, Dr. Jiang, was interviewed live by CTV "Canada AM" on the aftershocks and earthquake-created lakes that threaten millions in China. View the clip here.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

China enjoys rare moment of global support

On May 27, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on China's improved international image in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

An earthquake-induced ceasefire, or a genuine truce?

On May 27, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the Canwest News on the political repercussion in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Chinese volunteers soldier on in quake aftermath

On May 24, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted by Reuters on Chinese civic activism in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Crisis and Response

On May 23, 2008, Dr. Jiang was invited to write an article for the Yale University's YaleGlobal Online maganize on China's response to the earthquake. Read the article here.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

China: Roused by Disaster

On May 22, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the Time magazine on the political repercussion of the Sichuan earthquake. Read the article here.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

China's quake calms Olympic controversies

On May 17, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted by the Associated Press on political repercussion in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

‘Shock of consciousness' sweeps China in wake of temblor

On May 17, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the Global and Mail on Chinese public reaction in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

Friday, May 16, 2008

China's government gives rare transparent look at disaster

On May 16, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in CNN on Chinese government's subtle policy changes in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Read it here.

Monday, May 05, 2008

China Tries Smile Diplomacy with Japan

On May 5, 2008, Dr. Jiang was invited to write an article for the BusinessWeek on China-Japan relations. Read the article here.

The original was written for Project Syndicate which has distributed the piece to more than 370 newspapers in 143 countries and in seven languages. Read it here.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Beijing needs gold-medal diplomacy

On April 30, 2008, Dr. Jiang was invited to write an article for the Edmonton Journal on the world-wide protests against China's Olympic torch relays after the Tibet riot. Read the article here.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tibet -- as China sees it

On April 20, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted in the Edmonton Journal on Chinese domestic reponse to Western critics of its Tibet policy. Read the article here.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Tibet Protests Stir Chinese Nationalism

On April 18, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by the National Public Radio on the Tibet situation and rising Chinese nationalism at home and abroad. You can listen to the report here.

Tibet Protests Stir Chinese Nationalism

On April 18, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by the National Public Radio on the Tibet situation and rising Chinese nationalism at home and abroad. You can listen to the report here.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

On Olympic Games

On April 10, 2008, Dr. Jiang was quoted again by the TIME Magazine on the current controversy over the Olympics. Read the article here.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Strong yuan may be China's savior

On April 7, 2008, Asia Times published Dr. Jiang's article on Chinese currency and the US-China relations. The full text is here.

Friday, April 04, 2008

On the other side of Tibet

On April 4, 2008, Dr. Jiang was invited to write an article for the Global and Mail on Chinese domestic public opinion after the Tibet riot. Read the article here.

Globe and Mail Op-ed on the Tibet situation

On April 4, 2008, Dr. Jiang was invited to write an op-ed article for the Globe and Mail on the rising emotions over the Tibetan crisis. Read the full text here.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

TIME Interview on Tibet Riot

On April 3, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by TIME magazine on the recent situation in Tibet. You can read the TIME article and Dr. Jiang's comments here.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

CBC The Current Interview on rising nationalism in China

On April 2, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed live by CBC Radio's The Current on the rising nationalism in China over the Tibetan issue. You can listen to the 30 minute discussion (part 3 of the program) here.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Current Fuel Shortage in China

On March 26, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by Voice of America Chinese language program on the current fuel shortage in China. You can listen to the interview or read the article in Chinese here.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Tibetan Situation And Its Impact on the 2008 Beijing Olympics

On March 23, 2008, Dr. Jiang was invited by Mr. Rex Murphy of CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup to provide analysis on the Tibetan situation and its impact on the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Dr. Jiang stayed on the show for over 20 minutes, discussing the subject with Mr. Murphy and responding to questions from the callers. You can listen to the program here.

Friday, March 21, 2008

China's Rising Soft Power And Its Impact

On March 21, 2008, Dr. Jiang was a guest speaker of the Asia Society at the New York City, discussing China's rising soft power and its impact. Dr. Jiang's analyses were reported by Radio Free Asia. You can read or listen to the Chinese report here.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Beijing's Dilemma

On March 17, 2008. Dr. Jiang was interviewed by the Globe and Mail on the riot in Tibet. Read the full story here.

China Raises Official Tibet Protest Death Toll

On March 17, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by Voice of America on the on-going tension in Tibet. Read or listen to the report here.

The Tibet Situation and Its Impact on the 2008 Beijing Olympics

On March 17, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by CBC Radio's Anna Maria Tremonti on the Current program regarding the Tibet situation and its impact on the 2008 Beijing Olympics. You can read the background or listen to the 25 minute segment here.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

China's Energy and Environment Issues

On March 15, 2008, Dr. Jiang was an invited guest on CCTV 9 special program on China's energy and environment issues. Broadcasting live from Beijing, Dr. Jiang joined two other experts for a full hour of discussion.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Logistics and Other Related Issues on the Coming 2008 Olympics in Beijing

On February 28, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by the Newsworld of CBC TV on the coming 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He provided analysis on the concerns over the food supply to the athletes around the world, who will go to compete in Beijing in August, and other related issues.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Parsing Chinese Snowstorms

On February 7, 2008, Dr. Jiang was featured by the AGENDA program's producer Daniel Kitts to comment on the latest snow storms in China, you can read The Inside Agenda here.

The Debate: Globalization Backlash

On February 7, 2008, Dr. Jiang was invited by TV Ontario's AGENDA program with Steven Paikin to debate on the growing discontent over globalization. You can see the details of the program, watch or listen the 40 minute debate here by click the "Globalization Backlash" tab on that web page.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Growing Importance of Alberta's Energy Economy And Its Implications for Canada-China Relations

On February 6, 2008, Dr. Jiang gave a featured interview to Radio Canada International's Chinese language program on the growing importance of Alberta's energy economy and its implications for fostering a strong Canada-China relationship. You can listen to the 25 minute program in Chinese here.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Beijing wary of investing in oil sands

On January 9, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by the Global and Mail on the political and economic environment for Chinese investment in the Alberta oil sands industry. The full report is here.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Chinese mining takeovers in Canada not to be feared

On January 7, 2008, Dr. Jiang was interviewed by the Canadian Press on the implications of a number of recent Chinese takeovers of Canadian mining companies, and the broader bilateral economic relations. The full report is here.