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Tensions with China highlight need to work with Indo-Pacific states with shared values: analyst

By Samantha Wright Allen      

But by boosting partnerships in the region Canada also risks alienating China, said academics and diplomats at a March 11 Ottawa talk.

At no other point in history have the political and economic interests of Canada and Japan ‘been so closely aligned,’ said Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane at a Carleton University panel discussion this week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada can seize on great economic opportunity in the fast-growing Indo-Pacific region, but by boosting partnerships there the country also risks alienating China, according to academics and diplomats with interests in the region speaking at a panel discussion this week in Ottawa.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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