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Chinese Bullish on Free Trade With Canada, But Feeling Misunderstood

Posted November 29, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Marie-Danielle Smith – National Post)

Advisors to the Chinese foreign minister are supportive of a trade deal with Canada but seem unreceptive to some of the Canadian public’s concerns ahead of a planned visit to China by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau early next month,

Unsurprisingly, it was all sunshine from a delegation that met with press Friday while visiting Ottawa last week, part of a mission that also brought them to Washington, D.C. and New York City. No irritants to report between Canada and China, they said.

The relationship has been “better than ‘so far so good,’” said ambassador Chen Yonglong, the secretary general of the China-United States Exchange Foundation and a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. Click here to read more.

Related: Trudeau Urged to Delay Trade Talks Until China Frees Two Canadians (Globe & Mail)