Vancouver penthouses, ski chalets at Whistler, and holiday retreats in the Gulf Islands are among the thousands of properties identified in a dirty money probe that estimates more than $7 billion was laundered through the western Canadian province of British Columbia last year.
There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China,” he responded. “Their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.”
And yet, hiding behind an absence of good data, government officials have mostly refused even to admit that foreign capital is making it impossible to buy a house in Vancouver
“I am going to instruct my Treasury Secretary to label China a currency manipulator. Any country that devalues their currency in order to take advantage of the United States will be met with sharply,” Trump said.
They want to label China as a currency manipulator that undervalues the renminbi to help its exporters win sales in overseas markets.
“Vancouver is in a different league,” he said. “It is probably among a select group of global cities where home prices are not connected to the local economic fundamentals.”
The question that provoked Wang’s outburst on Wednesday came from Amanda Connolly of iPolitics and was initially addressed to Foreign Minister Stephane Dion.
The conventional wisdom is that the West must learn to kowtow to the rising power in the East. That is what the Chinese politburo and increasingly assertive Xi Jinping — China’s president and maximum leader — are trying to make us do.
In 2013, the International Monetary Fund called on Canada to create a federal entity with a clear mandate to monitor threats to the financial system. The IMF earlier this month scolded Ottawa for so far ignoring its advice.
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