Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The 60th Anniversary Radio 4 Reith Lectures, on the subject of China, given by Professor Jonathan Spence
I recommend these lectures most highly.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Summary of recent events of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Study on Canada-China Bilateral Human Rights Dialogue
They met to consider the report on April 29
May 1st met again and decided to hold two more meetings on the Report to hear from further witnesses
May 27 heard from:
Gregory T. Chin, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Department of Political Science (worked for China Division of DFAIT and for CIDA in Beijing);
Bernie Michael Frolic, Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department;
Jeremy Paltiel, Professor, Carleton University;
Pitman Potter, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Asian Research , Director of Chinese Legal Studies, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, UBC;
Daniel C. Préfontaine, President., International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy
May 29 heard from:
Thomas In-Sing Leung, Professor Culture Regeneration Research Society;
Rev. Jian Miller Zhuang.
May 27 decided that the Committee continue studying the draft report on Afghanistan during the meetings on June 3 and June 5, 2008 and that the Committee continue studying the draft report on Afghanistan during the meeting of June 10, unless they have completed the report and then they will continue studying the draft report on China.