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China-Canada relations expected to reach higher level

By Li Xuejiang (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

15:34, February 09, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

In the beginning of the Chinese dragon year, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper began his second visit to China. The visit will turn into a new milestone in the comprehensive development of the China-Canada relations, and the China-Canada strategic partnership will reach a higher level.

Two years have passed since Stephen Harper's first visit in China. During the two years, the China-Canada relations have made significant progresses.

In the economic and trade area, according to statistics by both sides, the bilateral trade volume of 2010 between the two countries was as high as 57.7 billion Canadian dollars (1 Canadian dollar is equal to 0.98 U.S. dollar), up 57.2 percent compared to that of 2005. In 2010, the total volume of the mutual direct investments was about 20 billion Canadian dollars.

In the area of exchange, since President Hu Jintao visited Canada and the two countries signed the Memorandum of Understanding for Chinese Citizens' Tourism Target Country in June of 2010, more than 230,000 Chinese tourists have visited Canada, and the total number of the tourists of the first 11 months of 2011 was 24 percent more than that of the whole year of 2010. China has turned into the fourth largest tourist source country for Canada.

Therefore, the only thing determining the future development of China-Canada relations is the political wishes of the two countries' leaders. China and Canada have a lot of common interests and have no fundamental conflict of interests, and therefore, there are reasons for the two countries to respect, benefit and cooperate with each other.

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Hammad Sethi at 2012-02-1092.25.141.*
Imperialist Western Christian thugs are a miserable pack of greedy wolves. For one thing they are all enemies of free world, and they are all enemies of all Asians and other decent members of the International community. And if one of them becomes too weak, the rest of the wolves eat them.
Anthony at 2012-02-0999.251.111.*
In Canada, it is refreshing to enjoy so many Chinese high quality products...welcome visitors from China!

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