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CanCham News Roundup: Jan. 23

Northwest Territories Tourism Seminar and Luncheon
Northwest Territories premier Robert McLeod, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay and Consul General of the Canadian Consulate General in Shanghai Rick Savone joined Canadian delegates and business leaders and company representatives from the tourism, fur and diamond industries in China at the Northwest Territories Tourism Luncheon and Seminar on January 16 in the Peace Hall of the Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, organized by CanCham Shanghai. This visit marked Premier McLeod’s fifth visit to China. On previous trips to China, Premier McLeod has promoted the Northwest Territories’ fur, diamond and untapped gas reserves industries. Presenters spoke on various aspects of the Northwest Territories, followed by Q&A sessions with guests.

China’s Dacheng Law Firm to Merge with Dentons: Potential Advantage for Dentons’ Canadian Arm
Dacheng Law Offices, China’s biggest law firm, is set to merge with Dentons, a law firm created in 2013 with a three-way global merger, reports The Globe and Mail. With Dacheng Law Offices’ network of roughly 4,000 lawyers across China, the merger will create the single largest law firm in the world, with over 6,500 lawyers spread across 50 countries.
This merger could mean a key advantage for Dentons’ Canadian arm, formerly Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, for Canadian clients who are interested in doing business in China, as well as for Dentons’ Canada-based lawyers as they compete with Bay Street firms to act for Chinese companies investing in Canada’s natural resources or other industries.

Canada’s Fairmont, Chinese Partners Announce New Hotel in Wuhan
Those traveling to Wuhan can look forward to a new addition to the city’s growing luxury hotel scene. According to Marketwired, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (Fairmont) a subsidiary of FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), has announced the development of a new hotel in Wuhan, working in partnership with China’s Oceanwide Hotel Investment Management Co., Ltd. (Oceanwide) and Wuhan Central Business Area Construction Investment Joint Stock Company (Wuhan CBD), a real estate investment and development company based in Wuhan.

China Eastern Airlines and Montreal-Based CAE Inc. Joint Venture Sees Pilots Train in Melbourne
China Eastern Airlines pilots will head to Melbourne, Australia for pilot training, the result of a new joint venture between the Montreal-based CAE Inc., and Shanghai Eastern Flight Training Co., Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary company of China Eastern Airlines, according to Marketwired. CAE, which provides modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence, will sell half of its flight academy in Melbourne to China Eastern Airlines. CEA will outsource the training of more than 650 of its cadet pilots over the next five years to CAE Oxford Aviation Academy.