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.