During their meeting in Ottawa on Thursday, Premier Li Keqiang and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed to:
— Initiate exploratory talks on a free trade area
— Share and return forfeited assets taken abroad by fugitive former officials, in China’s first agreement on asset recovery, considered to be a milestone in China’s international judicial cooperation
— Import Canadian bone-in beef
— Draft a joint plan for Canadian canola seed exports to China
— Collaborate on joint research, training and seminars to address the challenges of China’s aging population
— Sinoenergy Corp has committed to providing an additional $500 million to support operations of the Canadian intermediate oil and natural gas company Long Run Exploration.
— Iovate Health Sciences International Inc of Oakville, Ontario, and China’s Xiwang Food Stuffs Co have signed a share-purchase agreement worth $962 million.