Why China needs to talk trade with Canada

The importance of Canada’s trading relationship with China was underscored in a new Global News story.

The article quoted Yves Tiberghien, director of UBC’s Institute of Asian Research as saying that a possible Canada-China trade deal could stimulate Chinese engagement with bigger economies such as the EU and the U.S.

“It’s a testing ground. Usually, when you do an FTA [free trade agreement] it’s a catalyst for closer relations across the board, it would be a catalyst for more people meeting each other,” said Tiberghien.