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The Seventh Meeting of China-Canada Track Two Dialogue Held Successfully

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On September 23, the Seventh Meeting of China-Canada Track Two Dialogue, cohosted by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) and the China Institute at the University of Alberta (CIUA), was held online successfully. The Chinese and Canadian delegations were headed respectively by Mr. Wang Chao, President of the CPIFA, and Professor Gordon Houlden, Director Emeritus of the CIUA. The two sides had candid and in-depth discussions on the issues regarding China-Canada relations.
The participants on the Chinese side include Dr. Qiu Yuanping, member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, former Minister of the State Council's Office for Overseas Chinese Affairs and former Executive Deputy Director (Minister) of the Central Commission Office for Foreign Affairs; Amb. Cui Tiankai, Advisor to the CPIFA Council and former Chinese Ambassador to the US; Gen. Tang Yongsheng, Deputy Director of National Security Institute of the National Defense University, PLA, China; Amb. Zhang Junsai, former Chinese Ambassador to Canada; Ambassador Zhao Weiping, Vice President of the CPIFA; Mr. Bi Jiyao, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research; and Prof. Fan Jishe, Deputy Director of the Institute for International Strategic Studies at Party School of the Central Committee of CPC (National Academy of Governance).

On the Canadian side, attendees are Hon. Lisa Raitt, former Federal Minister of Transport, Labour, and Natural Resources; Amb. Golden Venner, former Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence and former Canadian Ambassador to Iran; Amb. Philip Calvert, former Director General for North Asia Bureau of Global Affairs Canada and former Canadian Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR; Ms. Wang Jia, Interim Director of the CIUA; Prof. Roland Paris, Director of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa and former Foreign and Defence Policy Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada; and Prof. Greg Anderson, Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.