On 24 November 2015, Ambassador Luo Zhaohui sat down with Embassy reporter Peter Mazereeuw in an exclusive interview and answered questions concerning trade and economic cooperation between China and Canada.
The ambassador said that China and Canada are each other’s important trade and economic cooperation partners. China attaches great importance to deepening trade and economic relations with Canada. He stressed that the two countries now have before them new opportunities to build on past success to further grow the bilateral relations. The Chinese side hopes that both sides will stay focused on cooperation and favourably consider the start of free trade agreement negotiation at an early date. The two sides need to step up efforts to build a maritime energy corridor and create bright spots of cooperation in high speed rail, nuclear power and other infrastructure development. The two sides should also continue to tap cooperation potential, expand areas of cooperation and work together to promote a sound and sustained development of the China-Canada strategic partnership.
The ambassador also answered questions on Chinese enterprises’ investment in Canada, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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