Trudeau: Canada cheers China on
trading partner, behind only the US, as two-way merchandise shipments totaled C$78 billion two years ago.
About 1.5 million of Canada’s relations with China and has moved to improve relations with Beijing.
China remembers Pierre Trudeau’s outreach, according to President Xi Jinping, whom the younger Trudeau met on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Turkey last November soon after becoming prime minister. Xi called the elder Trudeau a man of extraordinary political vision.
A Trudeau spokesman said a trade pact with China is being explored, and the prime minister has said he looks forward to continuing to engage with Chinese leaders and that “ties with China need to be improved”.
Trudeau also has raised the prospect of a free trade agreement (FTA) with China, which had been revived following his meeting with Xi.
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to Brooke Unger, Americas editor of The Economist, at the 2016 Canada Summit on Wednesday in Toronto. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau