China currently dominates the global market for rare earth materials. Establishing a domestic rare earths industry in Canada will take a focused industrial strategy, more government support and greater private investment, say industry executives and academic and government researchers.
Organization: People's Republic of China
China’s investments in and with Canadian universities and companies pose a serious risk to Canada’s security, personal data, research and technology, says Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, a senior fellow at the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa, and former executive vice-president of NSERC.
The BC Innovation Council is set to sign an MOU for research and technology development with the People’s Republic of China. The March 3rd signing is intended to extend the reach of BC’s innovation industry into China by developing new opportunities in key areas. These include oceans technology, biotechnology, medical devices, food testing, forestry, forest…