Canada’s closer ties to China may strain ties with U.S.

Prime Minister Trudeau’s recent visit to China promises to strengthen the economic and political relations between Canada and China. Among other things stemming from the visit, the Canadian government announced the signing of 56 business deals worth more than C$1.2 billion.In addition, the Chinese government announced it would delay introducing stricter standards on canola shipments from Canada to China. A month-long dispute between the two countries stemmed from Chinese demands that Canadian canola farmers reduce the level of “dockage” (or foreign material such as plants and weed seeds) found in Canadian canola exports to China. Chinese officials claimed that the

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