Inside Policy, October 2017: China - The Dragon at the Door

MLI begins an exploration some of the distressing realities of 21st century China, and what they mean for Canada

OTTAWA, Oct. 26, 2017 – Should Canadians be wary of closer relations with China? That issue has been hotly debated as Canada’s government considers entering negotiations toward a free trade agreement with the Asian giant. But what does China want, and what are the risks of dealing with its authoritarian regime?

The October 2017 issue of Inside Policy, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s flagship magazine, introduces our Dragon at the Door project, with articles from leading experts exploring different (and indeed troubling) aspects of China’s rise under its leader Xi Jinping. Only a selection of articles appears in this issue of Inside Policy, including articles by Cmdre (Ret’d) Eric Lerhe, Charles Burton, Duanjie Chen, and Harsh Pant. Others will be released in coming weeks, and all of them will soon be compiled in a special edited collection.

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Skip the NAFTA blow-by-blow, Stanley H. Hartt

Assessing the Trudeau government’s promise of “real change,” Sean Speer

Criminal justice system struggling to adapt to social media, Benjamin Perrin

New national security bill gets a lot of things right, Scott Newark

Don’t be fooled, Canada is struggling economically, Philip Cross

The high cost of trade barriers between provinces, Brian Lee Crowley

US “get-tough” agenda threatens to derail NAFTA negotiations, Laura Dawson

How the Canadian government bungled the idea of “tax fairness,” Sean Speer

Canada’s “do nothing” policy on North Korea, James Fergusson

The West should support Kurdish desire for independence, Shuvaloy Majumdar

Abstinence-only policy on tobacco should give way to real harm reduction, Brian Lee Crowley

A sly turn by Ottawa endangers Indigenous relations, Dwight Newman

China: The Dragon at the Door, Shuvaloy Majumdar

Why is Canada giving China a free pass?, Eric Lehre

Engaging China poses potential risk to Canada’s national security, Charles Burton

How China’s state-owned enterprises are disrupting free markets, Duanjie Chen

Turbulence in Sino-Indian Relations, Harsh Pant

Negotiating a Canada-China trade agreement: What about IP?, Hugh Stephens