One step forward, two steps back?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, after nearly four years of leaving China off the government's foreign policy priority list, has finally realized that, according to his own words, Canada is only scratching the surface of the Asian giant when it comes to potential economic benefits.

Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen are greeted by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing on Dec. 3.
Wenran Jiang
Published: Wednesday, 12/09/2009 12:00 am EST

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, after nearly four years of leaving China off the government's foreign policy priority list, has finally realized that, according to his own words, Canada is only scratching the surface of the Asian giant when it comes to potential economic benefits.

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