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Ambassador Lu Shaye Hosts Asia-Pacific Group Luncheon

On January 19th, Ambassador Lu Shaye hosted the first Asia-Pacific Group Luncheon in 2018 at his official residence. Ambassadors from 11 countries including Head of the Asia-Pacific Group of the Diplomatic Corps in Canada and Philippine Ambassador to Canada, renowned experts on international issues of Canada, Paul Evans, Professor at the University of British Columbia, Jeremy Paltiel, Professor at Carleton University and others attended the luncheon.

Ambassador Lu introduced in his speech the recent development of China-Canada relations, especially the results of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to China last December and China's Asia-Pacific policies. At the same time, he expressed that the general goal of major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in the new era is to promote the building of a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for mankind and stressed that the deepening of China's reform and opening up will benefit not only the Chinese people but also the whole world.

Paul Evans and Jeremy Paltiel respectively gave their opinions about the evolution of the international order, relationship between major countries in Asia-Pacific, China-Canada relations and other topics. Ambassador Lu also made in-depth exchanges of views on the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, China's economic development as well as regional hotspot issues with diplomatic envoys present at the luncheon.

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