Trudeau’s much ballyhooed trip to China is a failure if you gauge it by actual results versus the number of flattering selfies and photo ops that the Media Party will be excitedly reporting.
On the trade file, was Trudeau able to increase Canada’s opportunities in China? Not really. He didn’t come out much further ahead than the cautious Harper.
In the case of one of the major irritants between Canada and China, Trudeau simply punted the problem of canola down the road because the Chinese Premier didn’t want to talk about it.
Trudeau did raise the issue of human rights while also feeling the need to say Canada’s record isn’t perfect either. Apparently, China’s state run media thinks we have improvements to make ourselves and that’s good enough to silence Justin on the issue.
Is this the re-set in relations Justin said he was going to bring about?