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A Candid Conversation with China’s Ambassador to Canada

Tackling tough questions on the current state of Canada-China relations, this Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada webinar features a candid conversation between China's Ambassador to Canada H.E. Cong Peiwu and APF Canada’s President and CEO, Stewart Beck.

Touching on topics ranging from the Meng Wanzhou case and the detention of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig in China, to worsening Canadian public opinion toward China as identified in APF Canada polling, this hour-long video was recorded during APF Canada's December 15, 2020 webinar, which was also covered in the Globe and Mail.

Seeking common ground and understanding through dialogue, Ambassador Cong and Mr. Beck also discuss the state of global affairs, changes in U.S.-China relations under a Biden administration, and the role China can play in the economic and development challenges of a post-pandemic world, and what that means for Canada.