Justin Trudeau’s visit to China has come to an end. The takeaway from the Prime Minister’s meetings with the country’s economic and political elite – including President Xi Jinping – has been generally positive, with all signs pointing to closer ties between the two G20 partners. So what does the future hold for Canada-China relations? Gordon Houlden, director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta, stopped by the podcast to weigh in on the matter. We looked at trade, human rights and the need for more Chinese-language speakers in the Canadian public sector.

See Gordon Houlden’s Policy Options article “China and the government’s recruitment challenge”

Photo: Ng Han Guan / The Canadian Press

This podcast is part of the Canada-China Relations Special Feature.

 

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Gordon Houlden
Gordon Houlden is the director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta and a former Canadian diplomat who had five postings in China.
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