Trade will be high on the agenda when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits China next week in a bid to boost business ties with the world’s second-largest economy.
The Dec. 3-7 trip comes as Trudeau wrestles with free-trade pacts in North America and with other partners in Asia. The visit is aimed at promoting a “progressive trade agenda and tourism initiatives that will create good, middle class jobs” and seeking greater cooperation on fighting climate change, according to a statement Sunday from Ottawa.
“A closer relationship also means more opportunity to hold regular, frank dialogue on human rights issues like good governance, freedom of speech, and the rule of law,” Trudeau said in the statement. “I look forward to meeting again with China’s leaders to strengthen our relationship and set the stage for even greater trade and investment cooperation.” Click here to read more.