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CIC Victoria: Canada’s Relationship with China (Politics in the Pub)

September 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


The 2016 series of CIC Victoria’s pub nights (Politics in the Pub) resumes on 26 Sep 2016, with a discussion of the ongoing development of Canada’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China. Our expert resource speakers will be Jonathan Manthorpe and Jim Boutilier (see biographical notes below).

On 26 Sep, each will speak for 15-20 minutes on the issues shaping that relationship, including trade, defence, diplomacy, environment, immigration, cybersecurity and housing prices! They will then engage in conversation with those attending. Alan Breakspear will moderate.

Doors will open at 5 pm and conversation will begin at about 5:30pm. An admission charge of $15.00 will include your first drink and access to a round of appetizers. Thereafter, food and drinks will be available to order throughout the evening.

Speaker’s Biography
Jonathan Manthorpe is the author of “Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan,” published by Palgrave-Macmillan. He has been a foreign correspondent and international affairs columnist for nearly 40 years. He was European bureau chief for the Toronto Star and then Southam News in the late 1970s and the 1980s. In 1989 he was appointed Africa correspondent by Southam News and in 1993 was posted to Hong Kong to cover Asia. For the last few years he has been based in Victoria, writing for a range of newspapers and websites. He writes frequently on China, especially at

Jim Boutilier is the Special Advisor (Policy) at the Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters in Esquimalt. He received a B.A. from Dalhousie University (1960), MA from McMaster University (1962), and Ph.D. from the University of London (1969). He taught at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, from 1969 to 1971 before taking up a teaching appointment at the Department of History and Political Economy at Royal Roads Military College. Subsequently he was the Head of the Department and Dean of Arts at Royal Roads Military College. He took his current appointment in July 1996. His particular area of interest is Asia Pacific security and he lectures nationally and internationally on that and related issues.

Date and Time
Monday September 26, 2016
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Sticky Wicket Pub, Maple Room
919 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 2C2

This event cost $15.00 for all those who would like to attend. Please register before Monday September 19, 2016.

Event Contact
Roger Love | | (250)721-0362


September 26, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT