Justin Trudeau in China: Canada prime minister says he will keep exploring trade deal with Beijing [Photos]

Canada’s trade minister extended his stay in Beijing on Tuesday in a bid to salvage early talks on a free trade agreement with China, but Canada faces tough choices after the United States threatened to pull out of NAFTA

FP Staff December 06, 2017 11:00:09 IST
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau departed Beijing for Guangzhou after meeting with Chinese premier Li Keqiang on Monday, telling reporters that progress towards free trade talks would not be swift. AP
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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau departed Beijing for Guangzhou after meeting with Chinese premier Li Keqiang on Monday, telling reporters that progress towards free trade talks would not be swift. AP
The go-slow signal comes as Canada considers whether to launch formal talks on a free trade deal with China, which wants a trade pact similar to the ones it has with Australia and New Zealand. AP
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The go-slow signal comes as Canada considers whether to launch formal talks on a free trade deal with China, which wants a trade pact similar to the ones it has with Australia and New Zealand. AP
Trudeau’s Liberal government must weigh domestic unease at closer China ties with pressure from business interests for more access to the Chinese market. AP
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Trudeau’s Liberal government must weigh domestic unease at closer China ties with pressure from business interests for more access to the Chinese market. AP
A person walks amongst escort vehicles parked outside the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, China. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Trudeau reiterated that a deal with China was not an “overnight process”. AP
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A person walks amongst escort vehicles parked outside the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, China. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Trudeau reiterated that a deal with China was not an “overnight process”. AP
Canadian media reported that Trudeau did not win the commitment he wanted from Li on a progressive trade agenda. Li said China remained open to exploring a deal. AP
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Canadian media reported that Trudeau did not win the commitment he wanted from Li on a progressive trade agenda. Li said China remained open to exploring a deal. AP