China’s Economic Presence in Canada

RTHK Radio 3, July 12, 2014

According to the China Global Investment Tracker, a database on Chinese foreign investment, China has invested nearly $38 billion in the Canadian market since 2005. Canada ranks behind Australia and the United States as the third largest market for China’s outbound investments.

Yet according to a 2013 poll conducted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, more Canadians (76%) oppose investment from Chinese state-owned enterprises than they do for SOE investment from any other country.

The following guests join China Takes Over the World to discuss China’s economic presence in Canada and the merits and perils of Chinese SOE investment.

• Wendy Dobson, Adjunct Professor and Co-Director for the Institute of International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; and former Canadian Associate Deputy Minister of Finance

• Duanjie Chen, Research Fellow, University of Calgary School of Public Policy

To listen to the discussion, please click here.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, a channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

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