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Canada trade links tightened

By Cheng Guangjin and Cui Haipei (China Daily)

08:19, February 09, 2012

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shares a light moment with two Beijing residents playing Chinese chess during a visit to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on Wednesday. (China Daily / Zhang Yunbi)

Wen and Harper witness signing of agreements across a range of sectors

BEIJING - China and Canada signed a series of agreements on Wednesday covering energy, investments and other sectors, in a sign of improved ties amid the global economic slowdown.

China wants to increase imports of energy and resources from Canada, Premier Wen Jiabao told Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper before they witnessed the signing of nine deals, including a Memorandum of Understanding on energy cooperation.

Wen also urged the early signing of an investment protection agreement and said the two sides could step up discussions on the feasibility of a free trade agreement.

Other deals signed covered science, technology, academic exchanges, the development of natural resources and Canadian beef and tallow exports to China.

Harper, on a five-day visit to China that started on Tuesday, leads a strong delegation of five ministers and 40 business leaders.

Negotiations on a foreign investment promotion and protection agreement have been concluded, Wen said.

China and Canada began negotiating the agreement in 1994 but for years made little progress.

Both nations will need to conduct a legal review of the deal and then sign and ratify it before it can take effect, according to Reuters.

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PD User at 2012-02-1374.248.255.*
Canada is part and parcel of the USA, same as USA Canada is part and parcel of Britain and Israel and Saudi zionist Arabia. Sorry but Canada is not free from western zionism any more than Tibet is free from China. Only thing is that Tibet has it good being part of China. Canada is like Japan, zionist bi ch.
Leo at 2012-02-1374.248.255.*
The legal review. This is how the west was won. A lawyer in every family in order to protect their guilt. And to insure the western law remains unjust.
helen at 2012-02-09203.82.82.*
Excellent bilateral move to upgrade their relationships.Nations should devote more time and money to cultural and economic co-operation. Only one pariah nation is interested in perpetual wars against small helpless sovereign nations - the United States of America!The US pressure on the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is already in planning by the US State Dept and the CIA and his life and fate in jeopardy! US Global Tyranny will not let this go quietly ....
helen at 2012-02-09203.82.82.*
Excellent bilateral move to upgrade their relationships.Nations should devote more time and money to cultural and economic co-operation. Only one pariah nation is interested in perpetual wars against small helpless sovereign nations - the United States of America!The US pressure on the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is already in planning by the US State Dept and the CIA and his life and fate in jeopardy! US Global Tyrannt will not let this goes quietly ....
  

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