Teck director’s Chinese government ties raise concerns

The Vancouver Sun quoted UBC’s director of the Institute of Asian Research Yves Tiberghien after a member of China’s National People’s Congress was elected to Teck Resources’ board of directors.

Tiberghien said the appointment of Quan Chong is a strategic move to maintain secure access to the Chinese market.

“(China) is a complex market,” Tiberghien said, “(so) having someone who knows about the trade system and trade negotiations and knows a lot is valuable for Teck.”