At a summit a year ago Chinese president xiin ping dressed down prime minister Justin Trudeau over a perceived slight this year things were slightly better the two leaders didn’t say a word to each other at a summit photo op but later exchanged pleasantries as they passed each other in a hallway in
Addition to saying uh hello to president she I talked about how we need to keep our uh officials and teams working together to try and create constructive dialogue around issues that matter to uh us individually but also matter to the World by contrast she met with US
President Joe Biden for 4 hours and then spoke publicly about improved relations with the United States he even committed to sending pandas to a California zoo China believes in what it calls great power diplomacy and it looks at Canada as either a middle or a small power a
Place with which it does not have to Curry favor as a result here at Apec Trudeau span his time improving relationships with the likes of Japan Mexico and Australia it is a complex relationship with China but Canada will continue to both stay strong anchored in our values and look for opportunities to
Contribute to economic growth and opportunities for Canadians now that said just before this Summit got going the Chinese ambassador to the Canada said that China was ready to have quote rational relations with Canada though no details were given and in the meantime Canada is in the midst of a foreign
Interference inquiry and China is right in the middle of that Jeff David Aken in San Francisco thanks David
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has returned from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco, Calif., where Chinese President Xi Jinping made it clear that he wants to strengthen his country’s ties with the United States.
However, improving Canada’s relationship with China did not seem to be a priority.
David Akin reports.
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