Ottawa will maintain a respectful relationship with China, International Trade Minister Mary Ng said on Thursday, November 17, 2022, although she warned that Canada's biggest trading partner in Asia has changed.
Joly was reacting to reports by the Canadian Armed Forces, who said Wednesday that on several occasions the People's Liberation Army Air Force failed to meet international aviation safety standards by flying dangerously close to the Canadian aircraft.
The Tories' position toward the Communist regime was put into the spotlight following last year's federal election where, to the surprise of many in the party, it suffered losses in long-held seats around Vancouver and Toronto, which were home to many Chinese Canadians.
Canada's decision to pursue a foreign investment protection agreement with Taiwan, amid its ongoing tension with mainland China, was greeted on Monday, January 10, 2022, with widespread approval in trade and diplomatic circles.
The federal government has added its voice to those criticizing this week’s police raid on a pro-democracy news outlet in Hong Kong in which a Canadian human rights activist and pop singer was among those arrested.
Canada owes no debts to its allies, including the United States, for their help in standing up to China and bringing the Meng Wanzhou-two Michaels affair to a close, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.