Senior Chinese political advisor Bai Lichen pledged on Wednesday to bolster Chinese-Canadian relations.
During a meeting with senior Canadian officials and regional governors, Bai spoke highly of the development of bilateral ties since the two states established diplomatic relations in 1970.
Bai, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, also said China welcomed Canadians to visit the ongoing World Expo in China's economic hub Shanghai.
The Canadian delegation, comprising of the President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Stockwell Day, and governors Brad Wall of Saskatchewan, Gordon Campbell of British Columbia, and Ed Stelmach of Alberta.
The Canadian officials said the two countries could enhance cooperation in energy and resources sectors, each saying that they would help develop Canada-China relations. Source: Xinhua http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2010-05/20/nw.D110000renmrb_20100520_8-03.htm?div=-1