Canadian criticism of China’s human rights record has never gone over well. But is there space for Canada to support civil society in China through the country’s growing interest in social responsibility? Get the perspective of Canadian Nathan Zhang, whose social enterprise Brand Nu is finding creative solutions to poverty among rural women in China.
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Stockwell Day, Former Minister of International Affairs and APF Canada Distinguished Fellow, recently completed a tour of the areas devastated by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Mr. Day discusses the challenges in recovery efforts, the impact of the disaster on Canada-Japan relations and thoughts on Canada’s trade relations with Japan moving forward.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, discusses the First Nations Leadership Council’s new China strategy, First Nations & China: Transforming Relationships. He highlights the need for Canada’s First Nations peoples to represent their own interests abroad and discusses the central role of cultural affinity and shared history in the First Nations-China relationship. See asiapacific.ca for more information.
Grand Chief Edward John, Political Executive of the First Nations Summit, introduces the First Nations Leadership Council’s new China strategy, First Nations & China: Transforming Relationships. Grand Chief John discusses the importance of educating investors in natural resource projects about First Nations’ rights, of opening Chinese markets to First Nations entrepreneurs, and of building relationships with China based on cultural affinity and respect. See asiapacific.ca for more information.
Ted Lipman, CEO of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and former Ambassador to North and South Korea, discusses philanthropy in Asia and its impact on Canada’s cultural ties to the region. He also shares his views on the importance of cultural organizations in developing the Canada-Asia relationship.