Event Recap – Fifty Years with China: A Canadian Perspective

May 22, 2017

Since China has a major presence in the world today with an increasing voice and weight in international affairs, let alone its One Belt One Road project and its own initiative of the multilateral Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), it is hard for students of younger generations to imagine where China came from half a century ago. For his Critical Issues Confronting China seminar, Bernard Frolic, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Political Science at York University, brought a Canadian perspective to the vicissitudes of Canada’s relationship with China since World War II.

Michael Forsythe

Event Recap: Corruption in China on the Eve of the 19th Party Congress

May 22, 2017

For The New York Times' Michael Forsythe, who led a Critical Issues Confronting China seminar titled Corruption in China on the Eve of the 19th Party Congress, it is fascinating to witness the center of the Chinese universe moving from Beijing to Manhattan, as Chinese business tycoons with disputable reputations take luxury residences in New York. Wu Xiaohui, Chairman and CEO of the Anbang Insurance Group, which bought the Waldorf Astoria, the landmark hotel on Park Avenue, in 2014 for $1.95 billion, is one of them. Another one is currently in the news: Chinese billionaire Guo Wen-gui, residing in his $67 million penthouse on Fifth Avenue, blasts out corruption allegations of “nuclear bomb” grade against the top echelon of the Chinese Communist leadership through an interview with the Voice of America.


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