CANADA’S FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER SAYS THE FREE-TRADE PACT WITH CHINA IS NOW SHELVED

China is Canada’s second largest trading partner, after the United States. But there is rising skepticism with Beijing, whose trustworthiness has been called into question. Why? Because of its repeated use of retaliatory trade measures in political disputes. Canada’s free-trade agreement with China has been shelved, and “it’s no longer worth pursuing”, said Foreign Affairs Minister Francois Philippe Champagne.Canada’s less-friendly posture toward Beijing is now in line with the United States, Australia and parts of the European Union. – Globe and Mail, September 18, 2020; <PHOTO – Prime Minister JUSTIN TRUDEAU – C’EST LA VIE>

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