Published on : Monday, November 27, 2017
On Sunday, Trudeau’s office finalized the details of the trip that will take place between Dec. 3rd to Dec. 7th respectively.
A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office explains Trudeau will endorse an agenda on progressive trade and tourism efforts. In recent months, the Trudeau government has been wrestling whether to introduce talks on reaching a free trade agreement with China or not.
However, the statement of Sunday didn’t highlight any free trade and government officials said no decision has been finalized on whether to follow such negotiations.
Recently the government talked with businesses along with academics and civil society groups and a report warned whatsoever that such a contract has chances to exterminate Canadian jobs and make it hard to compete with China’s lax labour and environmental standards.
“A strong relationship with China is essential to creating jobs, strengthening the middle class, and growing the Canadian economy,” Trudeau said in Sunday’s 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 co-operation.”
Also, the statement highlighted that Canada is keen to continue open dialogue with China on human rights and good governance.
From Beijing, Trudeau will start his visit where he is supposed to meet quite a few Chinese leaders including President Xi Jinping. He is then scheduled to visit Guangzhou where he’ll deliver the keynote speech at a global business conference and have a tete-a-tete with numerous business leaders in terms of trade and investment.