Christie on Canada’s icy relations with China
Prof. Ken Christie, head of Royal Roads University’s Human Security and Peacebuilding program appeared on local media to discuss the growing political divide between Canada and China following the recent arrest of a top Huawei executive in Canada.
Christie said China’s economic power has bolstered its foreign policy, causing the country to push back.
Here’s an excerpt from his interview with Adam Stirling on CFAX 1070:
‘For the Chinese in particular, it’s about ‘face.’ It’s about international reputation…. China has an enormous amount of economic power now and it’s going to use that economic power to assert political power…’
Christie said the icy relationship between the two countries doesn’t pose a threat to law-abiding tourists.
Here’s an excerpt from his interview on CHEK News:
‘I was in China last year with a group of students and we found the Chinese to be very hospitable. I don’t think there’s any problem with Canadians going to China whatsoever and I think similarly for Chinese people coming here.’