What’s Going On Between Canada and China? Our Experts Share Their Thoughts.

What’s Going On Between Canada and China? Our Experts Share Their Thoughts.

The official Chinese line is that pests had been discovered in the shipments. But almost everybody sees it as another swipe at Canada in connection to the Huawei situation.

But the trading relationship and the relationship between the people in the two countries seems to be quite vibrant. There’s a new Canada Goose flagship store that opened in Beijing not far from The New York Times bureau. And I can report that people seem to be pretty happy to keep buying Canada Goose.

Is China pushing Canada around because the Chinese leadership considers the Canadian government weak? I suspect China would be dealing with the United States in a qualitatively different manner.

Chris: And if Canada is feeling pressure from China then they’re joining a queue of other middleweight countries that have also had similar tensions recently.

I think China does have a sort of a very realistic view of the world in which the United States is seen as too big to take on in the same way as, say, Canada or other countries of similar size.

—After nearly two months of political turmoil, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to get Canadians to talk about something, anything else. His effort was not off to a wholly successful start.

—In Food, Sara Bonisteel took a look at Nanaimo bars. And, no, she didn’t use it as an opportunity to repeat the hoary old, and unflattering to their namesake community, joke about what’s in them.

—Edith Iglauer first came to Canada to tell readers of The New Yorker about the country. She ended up becoming part of the nation’s literary fabric.

—Beehives in Vancouver are doing double duty as pollution detectors.

—In a dramatic break from the past, Canada is publicly airing doubts about how the United States declares airplanes fit for flight.

—He’s only 17 years old and he’s not eligible for the N.H.L. draft until next year but Alexis Lafrenière is already being equated with one of hockey’s giants.

—There was a time when safety features in cars, including seatbelts, were options. That’s still the case with Boeing 737 Max planes and the airlines that owned the two involved in recent fatal crashes.

—Bruce Pollin wandered around Prospect Park in Brooklyn with 100 pounds of photographic gear, including a camera that makes 8 by 10 inch negatives. The result is a series of remarkable, idyllic portraits.

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