The second symposium session features a panel discussion entitled “China, Canada, and the World.” The Canadian Coalition for Democracies (CCD) hosts a symposium entitled “The People’s Republic of China: Foreign Policy Risks and Opportunities,” Ottawa, Ont., June 10, 2008.
David Harris (the president of Democracy House) speaks about Canada’s possible contributions to Chinese nuclear proliferation. Consiglio Di Nino (a Conservative senator and the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs) addresses concerns within the international community about human rights abuses in China. In light of these concerns, Mr. Di Nino comments on a proposed boycott of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. David Kilgour (the former secretary of state (Asia-Pacific)) discusses China’s role in Sudan, Taiwan, Burma, North Korea, and Iran. After speaking, panellists field questions from symposium attendees.