Fang Li, the Chinese consul general in Toronto, became more well known for his singing in a Toronto flash-mob video chorus featuring popular Chinese songs, as the two-minute news clip on the event has gotten more than 77,900 hits on You Tube.
Canadian beef will now be available in retail stores in China’s first-tier cities. On Tuesday, the Canada Beef International Institute sponsored a cooking class to promote Canadian beef in Beijing. Canadian beef exports to China from January to October this year were up 74 percent to $29.3 million.
The fast-growing Sino-Canadian trade and calls to strengthen economic and trade cooperation between the two countries were the main topics at a forum of Chinese and Canadian officials, experts on policy research and analysis, entrepreneurs and investors.
"Birth tourism" has been a controversial issue in Southern California for some time. Some homes converted into "maternity hotels" in the region draw pregnant Chinese women to stay and gave birth in the United States.
A US congressional committee recently heard from critics of China's Confucius Institute program in the United States, who said the program is a form of propaganda by China, but Chinese teachers who have been through the program think it a fuss over nothing.
China's lifting of a ban on imports of a genetically modified strain of corn is welcome news in the agricultural community, but the effect on China's agricultural trade will still be muted by domestic surpluses, according to two analysts.
The California lifestyle has been good to Mike Ellis and Tim Magill. It's been so good that they have managed to create a thriving enterprise that receives half of its billings from China based in part on the Golden State's famous ethos of sun and a laid-back attitude toward life and people.