The Communist Party’s rule by fear endangers Chinese citizens—and the world | 共产党依靠恐吓为主的政治统治方式危害中国公民乃全世界

(Read the press release here.) April 14, 2020 An open letter to Chinese citizens and friends of China at home and abroad 给国内外中国公民和中国友人的公开信 The current global crisis has been caused by the regime so many of you have been tolerating or supporting for decades. 当前的全球危机是许多人数十年来一直容忍或支持的政权引起的。 On 2 April 2020 a group of one hundred Chinese… Continue reading The Communist Party’s rule by fear endangers Chinese citizens—and the world | 共产党依靠恐吓为主的政治统治方式危害中国公民乃全世界

Huawei Risk is a China Risk: Why Canada Needs to Ban Huawei’s Involvement in 5G

OTTAWA, ON (March 19, 2020): Should Canada ban Huawei from its 5G network? Proponents of Huawei insist the Chinese tech giant is a purely commercial entity. However, as detailed by Munk Senior Fellow Duanjie Chen in our latest MLI report, titled Huawei Risk is a China Risk: Why Canada Needs to Ban Huawei’s Involvement in 5G, this view glosses… Continue reading Huawei Risk is a China Risk: Why Canada Needs to Ban Huawei’s Involvement in 5G

Canada should show steadfast resolve in dealing with China: Duanjie Chen for Inside Policy

Canadians need to ensure that we do not kowtow to China’s coercion and bullying – and this should apply equally at home and abroad, writes Duanjie Chen. By Duanjie Chen, November 5, 2019 The Canada-China relationship remains perhaps the most important and difficult challenge facing the Trudeau government as it gears up for its second… Continue reading Canada should show steadfast resolve in dealing with China: Duanjie Chen for Inside Policy

Countering China’s Economic Coercion with Resolve and Diversification: Duanjie Chen in the Ambassador’s Brief

China attempts economic coercion all the time, and countries should be less intimidated by it than they often are, writes Duanjie Chen. This brief originally appeared in the Ambassador’s Brief.  By Duanjie Chen, October 16, 2019 My new report, Countering China’s Economic Coercion, makes a study of China’s weaponization of trade flows. It looks at why… Continue reading Countering China’s Economic Coercion with Resolve and Diversification: Duanjie Chen in the Ambassador’s Brief

INFOGRAPHIC: Countering China’s Economic Coercion

The disparity in power between Canada and China has led some observers to comment that “we need China – and China doesn’t need us” or that we were only “a flea sitting on China’s shoulder.” The suggestion is that there’s little the Canadian government can or should do in response to Chinese economic coercion. Yet,… Continue reading INFOGRAPHIC: Countering China’s Economic Coercion

How to Counter Chinese Economic Coercion: Duanjie Chen in The Globe and Mail

The suggestion that there’s little the Canadian government can or should do in response to Chinese economic coercion needs to be rejected. Canada has some significant advantages and China is taking some serious risks, writes Duanjie Chen. By Duanjie Chen, September 24, 2019 China recently moved to ban Canadian canola, soybeans and other agricultural products. These… Continue reading How to Counter Chinese Economic Coercion: Duanjie Chen in The Globe and Mail

Countering China’s Economic Coercion: New MLI Report by Duanjie Chen

OTTAWA, ON (September 5, 2019): China recently moved to ban Canadian canola, soybeans, and other agriproducts. These efforts at economic coercion are closely tied to the ongoing tensions between the two countries, which began when Canadian authorities arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in December 2018, following a US extradition request. Simply put, China is attempting… Continue reading Countering China’s Economic Coercion: New MLI Report by Duanjie Chen

INFOGRAPHICS: Why a Free Trade Agreement with China is a non-starter

While it may be tempting to see a Free Trade Agreement with China as potential win for Canada, a new paper by MLI Munk Senior Fellow Duanjie Chen argues that it’s time for “a reality check.” To learn more about the unforeseen consequences of a Free Trade Agreement with China, check out the infographics below… Continue reading INFOGRAPHICS: Why a Free Trade Agreement with China is a non-starter

The Practical Consequences of a Free Trade Agreement with China: New MLI Report

OTTAWA, ON (March 28, 2019): It may be easy for Canadians to see China as a stable trade alternative to the US – a potential partner with whom free trade could yield huge benefits for Canada once diplomatic relations level off again. However, a new MLI report by Munk Senior Fellow Duanjie Chen makes the case that Canadian policy-makers… Continue reading The Practical Consequences of a Free Trade Agreement with China: New MLI Report

Freeland named MLI Policy-Maker of the Year in December issue of Inside Policy

OTTAWA, ON (December 18, 2018): The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to name Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland as Policy-Maker of the Year in the December edition of its national magazine, Inside Policy. Freeland managed a range of difficult foreign policy issues in 2018, from hard-nosed negotiations with the Trump administration to growing tensions with Russia… Continue reading Freeland named MLI Policy-Maker of the Year in December issue of Inside Policy