Sibylline Insight Series

Sibylline Podcast – Canada/US/China- Multitude of Ongoing Diplomatic, Economic and Security Issues Raise Risks for North American Nationals Over Coming Weeks

January 18, 2019

The 17 January warnings made by Chinese Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye exacerbated the deterioration in relations between the two countries. The incident adds to the recent attention given to relations between the US, Canada, and China.

In this podcast we break down the areas of concern between the countries into three different categories: the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and resulting fallout, ongoing Sino-American trade negotiations, and US-driven national security concerns regarding Chinese companies. After analysing these three categories, we give our predictions on how they will evolve, and highlight associated risks to Canadian and American companies and individuals.

Key points include:

  • Analysis of the relationship between the scrutiny of Huawei, ongoing trade negotiations, and concerns over espionage and intellectual property theft
  • Implications for US and Canadian travelers and operations in the China
  • Predictions regarding US government policy and oversight regarding Chinese firms in the coming months

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