BIV: China is paving its ‘Belt and Road’ to British Columbia
Wed August, 2020, Age: 2 years
A major warehouse facility under construction in Surrey is being constructed as a joint venture between a Chinese state-sponsored company and a local development firm. The centre’s proponents say it will facilitate the packaging, processing and storage of outgoing Canadian commodities and incoming Chinese products, to be showcased at exhibition hall events and trade conferences — all driven by an e-commerce trade model. Its detractors believe it is the thin edge of the wedge in facilitating a stronger presence of Beijing-directed business in the region.