China News recently reported that the Association for Canadian Studies in China (ACSC) held its international academic forum in Guangzhou on September 21. Participants at the Forum explained that, as of the end of the year 2012, 183 Chinese companies had invested in Canada, with a total investment of US$43.8 billion. Canada’s largest source for foreign investments was China. Over one hundred scholars from Canada, the United States, Australia, India, and China attended the Forum. Based on their research, as of the end of April 2013, China had become Canada’s second largest trade partner, the second largest source for imports, and the third largest export destination. Canada is China’s thirteenth largest trade partner. ACSC was founded in 1984. It is a research institute at the national level dedicated to Canadian studies. It has over 40 research centers scattered in many Chinese universities and science research organizations.
Source: China News, September 21, 2013