China-Canada ties

Added On July 16, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Canadian Governor General David Johnston in Beijing on Thursday.
Xi urged both countries to expand cooperation in areas such as trade, law enforcement, technology and culture, and launch negotiations on a free trade agreement at an early date. 
Xi called on both sides to respect each other's core interests and major concerns to boost progress of the China-Canada strategic partnership.
He said the sound momentum of China-Canada ties has brought concrete benefits to the two peoples, and promoted the peace, stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific and the world.
Johnston vowed to cement high-level exchanges with China, and boost cooperation in trade, technology and sports as well as coordination in global and regional affairs.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also met with Johnston on Thursday.
Li said China is willing to have closer high-level exchanges and enhance political trust with Canada, and tap potential in infrastructure, science and innovation and small and medium-sized enterprises cooperation.
Johnston said Canada will work with China in science and innovation, education and climate change, and mark the Canada-China tourism year in 2018.