The Annual Report of the Development of Canada (2020), compiled by the Center for Canadian Studies of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and published by Social Sciences Academic Press, was released in Guangzhou on December 11th.
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According to the report, Canada has mainly put its diplomatic efforts into the bilateral relations with China, America, and multilateral relations with other countries from the second half of 2019 to the first half of 2020.
With Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, being held by the Canadian court pending extradition hearings to the USA, the Sino-Canadian relations have further deteriorated despite improvements made over the past year and sound cooperation between the two sides during the fight of COVID-19.
The Parliament of Canada ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on March 13th, 2020, which had eased the trade tensions between Canada and the United States, the report said. However, the two countries still have some ongoing conflicts and disputes during the pandemic.
Multilateral diplomacy has always been advocated by the Trudeau government, especially when it comes to winning a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council and combating COVID-19. Canada wants to gain support from its allies while working together to tackle problems in global governance.
The report analyses and forecasts the situation for Canada in political development, economic management, foreign affairs, and social security last year and this year, with the focus on political, diplomatic and social hot topics as well as key issues from the first term to the second term of prime minister Trudeau.
The Center for Canadian Studies of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies is a Cultivation Base for Regional and National Studies within the Ministry of Education.
Author | Fanny
Editor | Jerry, Keane