Charles Burton

Professor, Political Science, Brock University, Canada

Charles Burton

Areas of Interest: specializing in Comparative Politics, Government and Politics of China, Canada-China Relations, and Human Rights.

Charles was a student at Fudan University in Shanghai and from 1991 to 1993 and from 1998 to 2000 was Counsellor for Cultural Affairs and Counsellor for Political Affairs at the Embassy of Canada in Beijing. He is a scholar-diplomat China affairs specialist. He has written many reports on Chinese affairs for the Federal Department of Citizenship and Immigration, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

Says Charles: “The fundamental question that I seek to resolve is how to alleviate poverty and to realize human rights in the context of repressive structures of political power and cultural legacies at cross purposes to liberal norms. Most of my work is on Chinese domestic and international politics and on the foreign policies of advanced industrialized nations toward China.”

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