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Before you check out the news that I captured for you, I would like to bring your attention to two business functions that we are hosting in Early April:

The Eldon D. Foote Lecture Series featuring Dr. Li Gan

As China’s economy continues to change, so do the opportunities for local and global business. You’re invited to hear Dr. Li Gan, Director of the Survey and Research Center for China Household Finance talk about Income Inequality and an Economy in Transition. Dr. Gan will highlight key findings of his four-year research and the implications they have on both government policy and business strategies. In addition to working with the Centre, he holds academic posts in China and the US, and is well regarded for his contributions to applied economic research.

Event details:

3:30 – 4:45 PM   Thursday, April 3, 2014
Stollery Executive Centre (East) 5th Floor, Business Building on campus
Reception to follow

This is a free event, please register at

Lunch with New Consul General of China

Join us for an afternoon luncheon with Mr. WANG, Xinping, Consul General of China to learn more about the exciting opportunities emerging in Canada-China trade. The luncheon will provide you with the latest insight on the newly created Shanghai Free Trade Zone and an opportunity to connect with Edmonton members and organizations interested in doing business with China. After the luncheon, there will be an opportunity for 5, one-on-one private meetings with Counsel General Wang.

Event details:

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Salon B, Chateau Lacombe Hotel, 10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, Alberta

$35 (Member), $40 (Non-Member)

To register your name or organization:

Phone: 780-292-1522 (Mr. Frank Wong)



As promised, here you go!

The First Lady gets a taste of China

According to USA Today, the First Lady, Michelle Obama has ended her weeklong trip to China with a Tibetan theme, having lunch in a Tibetan restaurant. She also visited the Chengdu Panda research Center!

                       Michelle Obama

(PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Airbus to supply 70 jets to China, worth more than $10bn.

European aviation giant Airbus has signed a deal to supply 70 jets, worth more than $10bn (£6bn), to China’s state-owned purchasing agency during a state visit to France by the Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

Hyundai to Expand in China With a New Factory

Another big move from Korean Auto-Manufacturer – Hyundai, after the newly established Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement, but just in China this time! Just wondering when will they come to Canada?

Canada’s oil sands hit hardest by investment barriers to Chinese firms


According to a report published by the University of Calgary, Canada’s oil sands will require at least $100 billion in capital investment by 2019 to achieve full development. Where is it gonna come now?

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) formed new venture with residential developer in China

CPPIB has formed a new venture with China Vanke Co., the largest residential developer in China. Through this venture, the CPPIB will, over time, invest US$250 million ($279.2 million) in the Chinese residential housing market.

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