Despite positive initiatives like FIPA, Canada at risk of falling behind global competition. This is shaping up to be a landmark year in Canada's trade relations with China. Canadian exports to China increased significantly in the first quarter of 2015, Chinese private foreign direct investment into Canada continues to accelerate and diversify, and the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement came into force on Oct. 1. What is the state of Canada's trade relations with this emerging economic and political giant? Written by Jesse I. Goldman and published in The Lawyers Weekly.