Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's attempt to create a Chinese tourism boon comes amid concern over a more malevolent form of cross-cultural influence -- a deliberate and unprecedented effort by President Xi Jinping to project the power of his country in ways that some say amounts to international political meddling.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau departed China on Thursday without securing the start of free trade talks with the world's second-largest economy, but said Canadians need to lower their expectations about just how quick that will happen.
Pursuing free trade with China and preserving the North American Free Trade Agreement are part of Canada's international mission to combat the rising tide of populism, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday.
International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says during a trip to China he plans to raise the case of two Canadian winery owners from British Columbia who have been held by Chinese authorities because of a customs dispute.
With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelling China to talk increased investment, Canada's former defence minister and former head of Canada's spy agency both warn that the potential benefits of a trade deal needs to be measured against potential cybersecurity and espionage risks.