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Canada and China

A Fifty-Year Journey

by (author) B. Michael Frolic

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2022
Category
General, General, Asian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487540883
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $42.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487540876
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $90.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487540906
    Publish Date
    Mar 2022
    List Price
    $42.95

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Presenting a thorough record of Canada’s diplomatic ties with China, Canada and China recounts ten stories regarding China policy decisions made by the Canadian government. These decisions describe key bilateral moves, beginning with Pierre Trudeau’s recognition of China in 1970 and ending fifty years later with his son Justin’s attempt to reset a struggling relationship with China.

 

Rooted in archival research, extensive interviews, and the author’s experience as a policy observer, the book contributes to our understanding of how the Canada-China relationship has developed over time and how best to position Canada in future relations with China.

 

While present-day relations with China are complicated, the book deliberately seeks to provide a balanced perspective by showing both the positive and the more challenging aspects of relations with China. Ultimately, Canada and China recommends ways to manage future relations with China, while also honouring the ties it developed over fifty years.

About the author

B. Michael Frolic is a professor emeritus of politics at York University and an affiliated professor at the Munk School at the University of Toronto.

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