Canada to continue trade talks with China

Release time: 2018-10-18 12:18 Browse volume:1515

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday here that his country is to continue trade talks with China.

"Let's talk about where we can work together, in areas that makes sense for both of us that will benefit Canadians.

Certainly, discussions are continuing with China on moving forward on various trade opportunities," Trudeau said in

an interview with The Globe and Mail before attending the forum Monday afternoon.

"I think we've all recognized that diversifying our trade is extremely important and we're happy to continue to engage

with the Chinese, there's no question about that," Trudeau said.

"If you want to get a project done and be safe from court challenges and get that public support, you need to be really

thoughtful about environmental impacts and about indigenous partnership, and that is something that LNG Canada has

really done right," added the Canadian prime minister.

In a phone call last week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia

Freeland that Beijing hopes Ottawa will "advance the establishment of a China-Canada free-trade zone" and "take practical

actions to protect the global free-trade system with China."