Trudeau Cal­i­for­nia de­fends ‘proud newof re­la­tion­ship­trade deal with with US, China’ Mex­ico

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By NA LI in Toronto By re­nali@chi­nadai­lyusa.comLIU YINMENG in Los An­ge­les tere­saliu@chi­nadai­lyusa.com

While Canada’s Lib­eral gov­ern­ment said the new United De­spite States-Mex­ico-Canada es­ca­lat­ing ten­sions at the Agree­ment federal level, (USMCA) some of­fi­cials is good from for Cal­i­for­nia Canada, said the the US-China main op­po­si­tion trade con­flict party is hurt­ing ques­tioned the whether econ­omy it in is the an south­ern im­prove­ment. part of the state, and they Prime ex­pressed Min­is­ter the de­sire Justin for con­tin­u­ing Trudeau ties de­fended with China. the USMCA, “It’s im­por­tant, say­ing it par­tic­u­larly will cre­ate at good, this time, well-pay­ing, to re­mind mid­dle­class peo­ple that Cal­i­for­nia jobs, strengthen is open to eco­nomic China, and ties Cal­i­for­nia and ex­pand wants Canada’s to be co­op­er­a­tive trade in with North China. Amer­ica. Cal­i­for­nia “The wants agree­ment-in-prin­ci­ple to con­tinue to have cultural we reached ties and to­day trade is ties good with for China,” Canada, said good An­thony for Ren­don, Cana­dian speaker busi­nesses, of the Cal­i­for­nia and most state im­por­tantly, Assem­bly, on good Sept 26. for Cana­dian work­ers and their Ren­don, fam­i­lies,” who Trudeau rep­re­sents said the in a 63rd state­ment Dis­trict, on in Mon­day. south­east­ern “When this Los im­proved An­ge­les County, agree­ment said the is im­ple­mented, twin ports of North Los Amer­i­can trade will be pre­served An­ge­les and and mod­ern­ized Long Beach, for ma­jor the 21st gate­ways cen­tury – for just US-Asia as we trade, set out are to both do.” close to his dis­trict Fol­low­ing and that trade more con­flicts than a are year es­pe­cially of ne­go­ti­a­tions, harm­ful for Cal­i­for­nia the three coun­tries be­cause its have econ­omy reached is heav­ily agree­ment de­pen­dent in key on ar­eas, in­ter­na­tional in­clud­ing trade. rules of ori­gin for au­to­mo­tive “In Cal­i­for­nia, man­u­fac­tur­ing, we are proud of agri­cul­ture, our re­la­tion­ship labour, with in­tel­lec­tual China, and we prop­erty want to rights, make sure cul­ture that we and con­tinue dis­pute-set­tle­ment. to be open to have good “USMCA re­la­tion­ship will with give China,” our Ren­don work­ers, said. farm­ers, ranch­ers and A 10 busi­nesses per­cent a US high-stan­dard tar­iff on $200 bil­lion trade worth agree­ment of Chi­nese that im­ports will re­sult took in freer ef­fect mar­kets, on Sept 24. fairer One trade week and pre­vi­ously, ro­bust eco­nomic US Pres­i­dent growth Don­ald in our Trump re­gion,” said in Canada a state­ment For­eign he Af­fairs would Min­is­ter raise the tar­iff Chrys­tia to 25 Free­land per­cent start­ing and US in Trade Jan­uary. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Robert In re­sponse, Lighthizer China said placed in a tar­iffs joint state­ment on $60 bil­lion re­leased worth late of US Sun­day. im­ports, which also took ef­fect Ac­cord­ing on Sept 24. to the Lib­er­als’ Ren­don state­ment, was among the re­sult­ing a num­ber agree­ment of­fers cru­cial pre­dictabil­ity of US and Chi­nese and sta­bil­ity of­fi­cials, for Cana­dian as well busi­nesses, as representatives in­vestors, traders, from work­ers pri­vate and and in­no­va­tors. pub­lic sec­tors, Through­out who re­cently the at­tended ne­go­ti­a­tions, a re­cep­tion, Canada’s hosted ap­proach by the Chi­nese has Consulate been con­struc­tive. Gen­eral in Los An­ge­les, cel­e­brat­ing Fur­ther­more, the 69th Canada an­niver­sary has en­sured of the that found­ing any US Sec­tion of the Peo­ple’s 232 tar­iffs Repub­lic will not of China. im­pact Cana­dian Zhang Ping, au­to­mo­bile Chi­nese con­sul and auto-parts gen­eral ex­ports. in Los An­ge­les, Canada spoke has suc­cess­fully in an open­ing pre­served speech about key el­e­ments the de­vel­op­ment of the orig­i­nal of China North Amer­i­can af­ter its re­form Free Trade and open­ing-up Agree­ment 40 while years build­ing ago, but also on it touched to ex­pand on op­por­tu­nity the cur­rent trade and im­prove fric­tion be­tween pro­tec­tions China and for US. work­ers He said across that China North is Cal­i­for­nia’s Amer­ica. largest trad­ing part­ner How­ever, and its the third-largest op­po­si­tion ex­port Con­ser­va­tive des­ti­na­tion Party’s for goods. leader An­drew “Among Scheer the ques­tioned Amer­i­can states, how much Cal­i­for­nia Canada has gave at­tracted up in the the new most USMCA. Chi­nese in­vest­ment “While and tourists we await and fi­nal has the de­tails, big­gest it ap­pears num­ber of Canada in­ter­recep­tion has failed to achieve progress on key is­sues, while giv­ing ground to the US. Tar­iff on steel and alu­minum re­main,” Scheer said in a state­ment on Mon­day.

An­other op­po­si­tion leader, Jag­meet Singh, of the Canada New Demo­cratic Party, joined by trade crit­ics Karine Trudel and Tracey Ram­sey, ar­gued that Canada seems to have got­ten a new but worse deal.

“The Lib­er­als be­gan ne­go­ti­a­tions promis­ing to de­fend dairy, poul­try and egg farm­ers and to bring in new pro­gres­sive measures such as na­tional a gender stu­dents chap­ter, from a chap­ter China, on the il­lus­trat­ing rights of the In­dige­nous mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial peo­ples and na­ture stronger of Chi­naen­vi­ron­men­tal US eco­nomic pro­tec­tions. and trade re­la­tions “In­stead, and demon­strat­ing none of those the vigor new chap­ters and vi­tal­ity are of in­cluded, sub­na­tional and the co­op­er­a­tion,” Lib­er­als have Zhang made said. ma­jor con­ces­sions to the Trump Among ad­min­is­tra­tion the guests at that the will hurt dairy, poul­try and egg farm­ers were and var­i­ous pro­duc­ers, state and re­strict lo­cal Cana­di­ans’ of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing ac­cess Cal­i­for­nia to lo­cally Assem­bly pro­duced mem­bers food Laura and put Fried­man food safety and Ed at Chau, risk,” as Singh well said as Nina to me­dia. Hachi­gian, Los An­ge­les Ac­cord­ing deputy to CBC mayor news, for in­ter­na­tional for­mer prime af­fairs. min­is­ter Brian Many Mul­roney, guests of­fered how­ever, their con­grat­u­la­tions deemed that the on China’s agree­ment an­niver­sary is a highly and sig­nif­i­cant wel­comed con­tin­ual achieve­ment for friend­ship Canada be­tween that ben­e­fits the two all coun­tries. three coun­tries, Hachi­gian as it should. said China and Los “I said An­ge­les at the share be­gin­ning many in­ter­ests, that there and is no that Con­ser­va­tive “there’s no deny­ing or Lib­eral the way im­pact to ne­go­ti­ate the Chi­nese a free-trade and the Chi­nese-Amer­i­can agree­ment — there com­mu­ni­ties is only a Cana­dian have way. had on “our This city”. has been the gov­ern­ment’s Chau said ap­proach the trade as well, con­flict and not I com­mend only hurt all busi­ness­peo­ple — from the prime who min­is­ter trade with down China, — but who ul­ti­mately con­trib­uted also to con­sumers, writ­ing this who vi­tal have new chap­ter to pay higher in the prices on­go­ing for prod­ucts. drive for greater Cana­dian Chau said strength he’s hope­ful and pros­per­ity,” that the con­flict he said. will end soon.

Cal­i­for­nia wants to con­tinue to have cultural ties and trade ties with China.”

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