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Media coverage of Prime Minister Harper’s visit to China

I. Prime Minister’s Website: all the media releases:

http://pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?category=1&pageId=26&featureId=6

 

II. CBC

1. on agreements signed:

Harper in China

Canadian Prime Minister travels to Beijing to talk trade, international issues

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/photos/1849/#igImgId_30276

 

2. Canada-China deals keep coming: 20 new agreements

THE ‘BLIZZARD’ OF SIGNINGS FOR COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT AGREEMENTS CONTINUED THURSDAY

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/08/pol-harper-china-list.html

 

3. Harper says human rights talk with China is paying off

PM WARNS CHINA AND “OTHER GOVERMENTS” NEED TO HELP SHAPE A POSITIVE FUTURE FOR SYRIA

CBC on human rights:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/10/pol-thehouse-harper-china.html

 

Full Transcript of CBC Interview with PM Harper:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/10/pol-cbc-interview-stephen-harper.html

 

Video clips:

5. Harper’s China visit ends with panda pact

PM OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES 2 GIANT PANDAS COMING TO CANADIAN ZOOS

CBC on Panda Pact:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/02/11/harper-china-saturday.html

 

6. Canada-China panda pact

February 11, 2012News > World

Prime Minister Stephen Harper wraps up his visit to China and announces that Beijing will loan two giant pandas to Canadian zoos

 

CBC Interviews with others:

7. on Human rights:

with Pitman Potter (CCBC Board of Director):

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Politics/1244504890/ID=2195541001

 

8. Canada-China relations:

Wenran Jiang, a political science professor at the University of Alberta, takes a closer look at Canada’s economic ties with China

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Politics/ID=2195556405

 

III. CTV:

For following stories published on CTV news Website, please go to:

 

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120211/prime-minister-harper-wraps-china-visit-120211?hub=TorontoNewHome

 

  1.     ·  Harper’s China visit wraps up with gift of pandas
  2.     ·  Harper mixes oil and human rights in China speech
  3.      ·  Harper changes gears in China to focus on education
  4.      ·  Canada cautious about China’s free-trade musings
  5.      ·  Canada eager for China’s help on economy, poll finds
  6.      ·  China, Canada taking relations to ‘next level’ PM says
  7.     ·  Laureen Harper pens intro to Mandarin Anne of Green Gables
  8.     ·  From Nihao to Yahoo: Harper woos Chinese tourism
  9.     ·  PM kicks off China visit with ‘goodwill’ appointmen

 

please go to CTV Website on these video clips:

 

Robert Fife from Hong Kong:

10. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has wrapped up his four-day trip to China, a visit that included a public scolding, sightseeing, trade talks and pledges to improve diplomatic relations.

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20091205/harper_china_091205/#ixzz1m6zfXche

  

 

11. CTV News Channel: Craig Oliver on China relations

 

CTV’s Chief Political Correspondent Craig Oliver sums up the significance of Stephen Harper’s trip to China, including the impact of the public snub, calls for the importance of human rights and trade relations.

 

CTV News Channel: Elliot Tepper, Carleton Univ.

 

Tepper says Harper’s trip to China marked a new era in relations and was highly successful overall. Moving forward, Canada needs follow up with China to ensure diplomatic relations thrive.

 

12. CTV News Channel: Pitman Potter, APF Canada

 

A senior fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundations explains that the biggest accomplishment of Stephen Harper’s trip of China has been the fact that after years of ‘unevenness,’ the relationship is back on a solid footing. 
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20091205/harper_china_091205/#ixzz1m6zRpxhM

 

 

IV. Ottawa Citizen:

1. Stephen Harper’s China Visit Focused On Energy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/07/canadas-harper-china-visit-oil_n_1259017.html

 

2. direct investment in China reached a record…Chinese firms are keen to invest in the natural…Together Canada and China enjoy a strategic…translator, said Harper‘ s last visit ”opened a new page…Uzbekistan and extradited to China.Harper said he…

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Harper+touts+China+accord/6125598/story.html

 

3. it’s difficult to view Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘ s current foray to the Middle Kingdom…minister around. Mr. Harper‘ s visit has been the focus…coverage in the China Daily. The state…of how deft the PM has become in handling… 

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Harper+shows+finesse+China/6130484/story.html

 

4. Harper called on China to be a responsible citizen on…extreme disappointment with China‘s decision, along with Russia, to veto the United Nations Security…Worth noting, though, is that Harper‘ s message on human rights and…

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Canada+will+trade+principles/6137323/story.html

 

 

V. The Gazette:

1. Canada will trade oil but not principles: PM

Harper delivers blunt message to China – and anti-oilsands opponents in the U.S


Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Canada+will+trade+principles/6137323/story.html#ixzz1m8ICfBeR

 

VI. Toronto Star:

1. Harper in China: Free trade agreement with China in Canada’s sights?

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1129811–harper-in-china-free-trade-agreement-with-china-in-canada-s-sights?bn=1

  

2. Harper in China: PM blasts foreign money in oilands debate while welcoming China

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1129120–harper-blasts-foreign-money-oilands-debate-while-welcoming-china

 

3. Harper in China: Chinese VP Li Keqiang gives economic pep talk to Canadian business leaders

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1128782–harper-in-china-chinese-vp-gives-economic-pep-talk-to-canadian-business-leaders

 

4. Harper in China: Ottawa, Beijing to ‘deepen economic ties’

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1128767–harper-in-china-canada-china-to-deepen-economic-ties-but-trade-minister-ed-fast-says-it-s-not-free-trade

 

5. Harper in China: Prime Minister bagged more than pandas on his China trade trip

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1129001–harper-in-china-prime-minister-bagged-more-than-pandas-on-his-china-trade-trip

 

VII. Globe and Mail:

1. PM lands investor protection deal, raises human rights in China

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/pm-lands-investor-protection-deal-raises-human-rights-in-china/article2331824/

 

2. Beyond the pandas, Stephen Harper’s China visit heavy on trade, light on human rights

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/beyond-the-pandas-stephen-harpers-china-visit-heavy-on-trade-light-on-human-rights/article2335106/ 

 

3. A ‘golden period’ for trade with China, but it’s certainly not a friendship

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/worldview/a-golden-period-for-trade-with-china-but-its-certainly-not-a-friendship/article2330535/

 

4. Canada eyes China to bolster a key export: education

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/canada-eyes-china-to-bolster-a-key-export-education/article2329172/

 

5. Harper wades into Chinese human rights – but who’s listening?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/worldview/harper-wades-into-chinese-human-rights-but-whos-listening/article2333709/

 

VIII.China Daily:

For following stories, please go to:

http://search.chinadaily.com.cn/all_en.jsp?searchText=stephen+harper

1.

China to loan two pandas to Canada

2012-02-11

…. About 300 of the animals have been bred in captivity and 1,596 others live in the wild, mostly in Sichuan. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper witnessed Saturday’s signing ceremony during his visit to Chongqing. “They will be the first pair of pandas to visit Canada since th…

 

2.

Harper wraps up China visit with panda pact

2012-02-11

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrapped up a visit to China by announcing Saturday that Beijing will loan two of giant pandas to Canadian zoos. The pandas are the first to travel to Canada in more than two decades. Harper visited a zoo in Southwest China’s C…

 

3.

Cameco benefits from Chinese investment

2012-02-11

…reement in 2010 to supply China’s Guangdong Nuclear Power with 29 million pounds of uranium through to 2025. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been touring China this week and managed to secure a deal that would see business between the two countries increase even more. …

 

4.

Canada and China collaborate on natural resources

2012-02-11

… Canada-based Canaccord Financial Inc announced the move on Thursday during a five-day visit to China by the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “The China-Canada Natural Resource Fund demonstrates the importance of Canadian financial markets in the development of resources …

 

5. Politics off the menu

2012-02-10

BEIJING – Boiled cabbage with mustard sauce gave Stephen Harper a genuine taste of Beijing on Thursday. Harper dropped in for lunch to One Bowl Home, a famous restaurant in southern Beijing’s Fengtai district. It is renowned for traditional noodles and snacks. In c…

 

6.

Ties to cover more sectors

2012-02-10

…and to boost cooperation in energy and other areas, Chinese leaders said on Thursday. During a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President Hu Jintao said cooperation should be strengthened across a range of sectors. “The countries should enhance political dia…

 

7.

Sino-Canadian ties to cover more sectors

2012-02-10

…and to boost cooperation in energy and other areas, Chinese leaders said on Thursday. During a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President Hu Jintao said cooperation should be strengthened across a range of sectors. “The countries should enhance political dia…

 

8.

Canadian PM meets locals on trip to Temple of Heaven

2012-02-09

…, Wednesday morning was a perfect time to find yourself in the Temple of Heaven, especially for the visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who had a tight schedule and longed for a casual walk. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 and used as an imperial sacrificial …

 

9.

China, Canada boost strategic partnership

2012-02-09

… of the People in Beijing February 9, 2012.

 

10.

Canada trade links tightened

2012-02-09

China wants to increase imports of energy and resources from Canada, Premier Wen Jiabao told Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper before they witnessed the signing of nine deals, including a Memorandum of Understanding on energy cooperation. Wen also urged the …

 

11.

Chinese companies urged to increase investment in Canada

2012-02-09

… On Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper started a five-day official visit to China, his second since his Conservatives took power in 2006. As an important part of the visit, Harper will promote sales of Canadian oil while pushing…

 

12.

Canadian PM meets locals on trip to Temple of Heaven

2012-02-09

…, Wednesday morning was a perfect time to find yourself in the Temple of Heaven, especially for the visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who had a tight schedule and longed for a casual walk. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 and used as an imperial sacrificial … 

 

13.

Chinese, Canadian companies sign $3b deals

2012-02-09

… Chinese and Canadian companies on Thursday signed cooperative deals of about $3 billion on the sidelines of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s China visit. The deals, covering areas including aviation, finance, rail transit, mining, telecommunications, construction, enviro…

 

14.

Canadian PM savors Chinese culture

2012-02-09

…China Dashan (2nd R, front) introduces Beijing local food to Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper (L, front) and his wife Laureen Harper (2nd L, front) during lunch in a local noodle restaurant in Beijing on Thursday. [Photo by Zhang Yunbi/chinadail…

 

15.

Canada trade links tightened

2012-02-09

China wants to increase imports of energy and resources from Canada, Premier Wen Jiabao told Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper before they witnessed the signing of nine deals, including a Memorandum of Understanding on energy cooperation. Wen also urged the …

 

16.

Reciprocal cooperation

2012-02-08

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived in Beijing late on Tuesday for a five-day visit to China. He has come at an important moment when both sides feel an increasing need to bring bilateral ties to a new level. This is Harper’s first visit to China after h…

 

17.

Wen urges stable energy partnership with Canada

2012-02-08

…Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing February 8, 2012. […

 

18.

Canadian PM heads to China to enhance partnership

2012-02-07

  

19.

Oil exports to top agenda of Canadian PM’s China visit

2012-02-01

…s to China will be high on the agenda of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s upcoming visit to China next week, which will hopefully improve both countries energy security, analysts said. Harper will make an official visit to China from Feb 7 to 11, Foreign M…

 

20.

Canadian PM wants to make oil top priority

2012-02-01

… exports to China will be high on the agenda of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s upcoming visit to China next week, which will hopefully improve both countries energy security, analysts said. Harper will make an official visit to China from Feb 7 to 11, Foreign Ministry…

 

21.

Canadian PM to visit China in Feb

2012-01-31

BEIJING – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make an official visit to China from Feb 7 to 11 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. “Currently, the Chinese-Canadian relationship maintains a good momentum of…