Canadian environment minister Steve Guilbeault travelled to Beijing on Saturday for talks on climate change and biodiversity. It will be the first visit to China by a Canadian minister in four years.
Guilbeault will take part in three days of talks starting Monday at the annual assembly of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED).
"Climate change and environmental issues know no borders," he said in a statement. "We cannot tackle these existential threats without engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and partners."
Coming after years of strained bilateral ties — made worse by Canada's 2018 arrest, at the US' request, of telecoms executive Meng Wanzhou — Guilbeault's visit has been blasted as "treason" by some in the Conservative opposition.
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