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MPs, Taiwanese envoy highlight opportunities to strengthen relations between Taiwan, Canada amid COVID-19 fallout, China tensions

By Mike Lapointe      

Liberal MP John McKay says closer cooperation with Taiwan in the current environment represents a ‘massive opportunity with little or no downside.’

Liberal MP John McKay, left, Liberal MP Judy Sgro, Conservative MP Peter Kent, and Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada Winston Wen-yi Chen. Mr. Kent says 'Canada needs to stand with democracies like Taiwan' The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, photograph courtesy of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada

At a time of escalating tensions between Canada and China in the midst of an ongoing U.S.-China trade war, a number of MPs and Taipei’s economic and cultural office representative in Canada say this is a “massive opportunity” for moves toward closer cooperation between this country and Taiwan—particularly in light of what’s required to rebuild our country’s battered economy in the months and years to come.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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