Canadian delegation visits China seeking cooperation

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China and Canada have a long history of cooperation in science, trade, and agriculture. The Deputy Minister of Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food, Andrea Lyon, along with 67 delegates from government and industrial sectors are in China’s southwest city of Chongqing seeking agricultural cooperation. CCTV’s Liu Yang filed this report on how this is the most comprehensive Canadian agricultural delegation ever to visit southwest China.

Canadian delegation visits China seeking cooperation

China and Canada have a long history of cooperation in science, trade, and agriculture. The Deputy Minister of Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food, Andrea Lyon, along with 67 delegates from government and industrial sectors are in China's southwest city of Chongqing seeking agricultural cooperation.CCTV's Liu Yang filed this report on how this is the most comprehensive Canadian agricultural delegation ever to visit southwest China.

Other details:

  • Chongqing is of strategic intersection because of the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the Silk Road Economic Belt.
  • In 2014, according to the government data, Chongqing’s GDP totaled 1.4 trillion yuan, up 10.9 percent compared to the previous year, and its GDP growth rate was top-ranked nationwide.
  • The total amount of its imports and exports reached $95.5 billion, and total amount of foreign investment reached 10.63 billion, which was first in southwest China.

  • Minghua Zhang on the China-Canada deal

    The need for international trade deals is important for any country’s food supply, let alone the one with the world’s highest population, China. For more on this, CCTV’s Mike Walter spoke Minghua Zhang, a professor of Environmental and Resource Science at University of California Davis.

    Minghua Zhang on the China-Canada deal

    The need for international trade deals is important for any country's food supply, let alone the one with the world's highest population, China. For more on this, CCTV's Mike Walter spoke Minghua Zhang, a professor of Environmental and Resource Science at University of California Davis.