Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 5, 2017. Photo: AP Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 5, 2017. Photo: AP
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 5, 2017. Photo: AP
Jeffrey Reeves
Opinion

Opinion

Jeffrey Reeves

Why Canada should adopt a realpolitik approach to China (the clues are in Xi Jinping’s Davos speech)

  • Canada can best hold Beijing to account through cooperation and dialogue. Xi has clearly messaged China’s intent to be a responsible stakeholder willing to engage – as long as there are no ideological attacks

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 5, 2017. Photo: AP Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 5, 2017. Photo: AP
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 5, 2017. Photo: AP
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Jeffrey Reeves

Jeffrey Reeves

Dr Jeffrey Reeves is vice-president of research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and an expert on economics, politics, and security in Asia.