Build a bridgehead across the Pacific

Our government needs to declare frankly and unambiguously that Canada’s future lies with the Asia-Pacific and adjust our policies accordingly.

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Trade Minister Ed Fast with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Nov. 11 in Beijing, China at the APEC meeting.
Jeremy Paltiel
Published: Wednesday, 11/26/2014 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 11/26/2014 1:51 am EST

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has just returned from a truncated participation in the APEC Summit in Beijing. In cutting short his visit Mr. Harper said that “the Chinese really wanted him to be there.” The implication seems to be that he was indifferent but reluctant to disappoint.

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