China Brief | Edition 011

Edition 011: Chinese companies team up with Indigenous group to build Alberta refinery, Saskatchewan premier’s trip to China, and an “Asian Super Grid.” Read more… Quote of the week “Is China an unfair player deserving of the US trade penalties or a deeply misunderstood victim?” –?Karishma Vaswani, BBC. Excellent piece on the two narratives about

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PODCAST | What the West 016: Mexico’s new energy reality

It’s been more than a month since Mexico’s recent federal elections. With the election of an incoming president?Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, we are now seeing announcements about the team he’ll bring to office with him. In this episode, we look at changes in Mexico and the incoming team on the issue of most

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PODCAST | What the West 015: Makin’ ‘peanut butter’ in Alberta

We produce a lot of oil here in Western Canada. Much more than we can use. So what do we do? We send it to whoever will give us the most money for it. But no one can seem to agree on the best way to maximize the value we get for this natural resource.

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China Brief | Edition 010

Edition 010:?China looks to ramp up its relationship with Canada, U.S.-China trade war updates and “scheming concubines” (actually!). Read more… Quote of the week “[It’s] been winning hearts, garnering a tsunami of public accolades, and topping the global box office.” – China’s state news site?Xinhua is just a little excited about the movie “Crazy Rich

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China Brief | Edition 09

Edition 09:?Golden opportunities for Canadian energy amid the U.S.-China trade fight, Wayne Gretzky is boosting China’s hockey profile and a rare public protest in China. Read more… Quote of the week “The Chinese people have really rallied around hockey. Someone told me that last year, Pittsburgh and Nashville had 36 million people in China that

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China Brief | Edition 08

Edition 08:?Concerns about a currency war in the China-U.S. trade fight,?the possibility of more Chinese investment in Canada, and why the U.S. launched tariff challenges against several WTO countries. Read more… Quote of the week Instead of a quote – a picture! Chinese factory workers making Trump 2020 banners (photo credit: REUTERS/Aly Song). Oh, the

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