CCF News Bulletin for Fri, July 7
Canada-China Focus
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China-Canada/US Relations: Analyses

Policy Options: "Cutting back on collaboration with China hurts Canadian research and development"

Published: July 18, 2023
Written by: M. Tamer Özsu

"The federal government decision to withhold funding from some researchers is an example of a policy that cuts off the nose to spite the face."




Al Jazeera: "China vs US: Competing interests, conflicting narratives"

Published: July 15, 2023

"The United States-China relationship is a complex one. Beneath the diplomatic niceties lies deep mutual suspicion – two governments fully engaged in a bigger battle of narratives."




South China Morning Post, OpEd: "Across the political spectrum, Beijing has already lost Canada"

Published: July 9, 2023
Written by: Alex Lo

"The Trudeau government is already fully committed to supply-chain friendshoring, cooperative mining of strategic minerals and the forced divestment of Chinese companies from the Canadian economy, on the US derisking or decoupling model. It remains to be seen whether Canada will go all in with its military for Cold War 2.0."
Environment, Labour, Peace

Consortium News: "How to Eradicate Poverty"

Published: July 11, 2023
Written by: Vijay Prashad

"China did not eradicate absolute poverty by cash transfer schemes or rural medical programmes alone".




Nikkei Asia: "China, South Korea push for deep-sea mining as global talks begin"

Published: July 10, 2023
Written by: Akira Kitado

"While China, South Korea, Russia, Norway and others are eager to forge ahead with deep-sea mining, France and Germany are spearheading calls for a pause, a moratorium or a ban on such operations. They are joined by Palau, Fiji, New Zealand, Panama, Samoa, Costa Rica, Chile, Spain and many others."

Click here to read Canada‘s position on seabed mining. 




Asia Pacific Journal - Japan Focus: "Japan‘s Drive for Military Greatness in the Lengthening Shadow of US-China Confrontation"

Published: June 15, 2023
Written by: Gavan McCormack

Abstract: "... Important lessons the world—and many Japanese people—took from the catastrophe of the Asia-Pacific War and the demise of the Japanese Empire were incorporated in the American-crafted constitution of Japan that took effect one year later, which pledged under Article 9 that Japan would forever renounce 'war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes,' adding that 'land, sea, and air forces … will never be maintained.' That pledge remains, unrevised but steadily emptied of content, and the 1946 aspiration to create a new kind of state, one resting on the “peace” principle, has been largely forgotten. Over subsequent decades, the US... came to regret its recrafting of Japan as a “peace state,” and began steadily exerting pressure on it to revive and expand its military. Thus, with US encouragement, Japan has, over time, indeed built formidable land, sea, and air forces..." 

Rabble: "Chinese Canadians brace themselves for another Yellow Peril"

Published: July 17, 2023
Written by: Georgia Kelly

"Fear mongering aimed at certain Canadians because of their race is by no means a recent phenomenon."





Canadian Race Relations Foundation: Launch of The Coalition Against Anti-Asian Racism Canada

Launched this month, the Coalition Against Anti-Asian Racism Canada (CAAARC) is "the first national, pan-Asian coalition in Canada to come together to address anti-Asian racism in Canada. CAAARC bridges Asian Canadian communities across the country, sharing knowledge, providing a platform to amplify existing work and advocate nationally on shared concerns."
Historical Reflections