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Hugh Stephens / @HughPrincipal

Author of In Defence of Copyright (Cormorant Books) available here.

Hugh Stephens is a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, and an associate faculty member in the School of Business at Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC. Previously, he was Senior Vice President (Public Policy) for Asia-Pacific for Time Warner and prior to joining Time Warner in 2000, he spent 30 years in the Canadian foreign service. His last Ottawa assignment was as Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy and Communications in DFAIT. He also served abroad as Canadian Representative in Taiwan (Executive Director-Canadian Trade Office in Taipei), Counsellor and Chargé d’affaires at the Canadian Embassies in Seoul, Korea and Islamabad, Pakistan, among a number of other overseas and headquarters assignments. He is a former president of the Victoria branch of the Canadian International Council.

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Canada’s Indo-Pacific future

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November 18, 2020

Canada must diversify its relationships in the region to avoid over-dependence on China or getting stuck in the role of junior partner to the United States.

Canada and Chinese SOEs

Canada and Chinese SOEs

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October 29, 2013

It’s time to rationally address the opportunities and policy challenges that Chinese State-owned enterprises in Canada present, says Hugh Stephens.