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    China, Canada to kick off dialogue on economy, finance

    Updated: Nov 7,2018 8:45 PM     Xinhua

    BEIJING — The first round of China-Canada Economic and Financial Strategic Dialogue is to kick off in Beijing next week, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Nov 7.

    The dialogue, scheduled for Nov 12, will be co-hosted by Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong, and Canadian Finance Minister William Morneau and Canadian Minister of International Trade Diversification James Carr, Hua told a routine press briefing.

    Officially launched in 2017, the dialogue is intended for China and Canada to carry out regular dialogue over issues of strategic, overall and longtime interest in economic and financial sectors, the spokesperson said.

    The dialogue is aimed at deepening pragmatic cooperation in economic and financial sectors between the two sides, strengthening communication and coordination over international economic and financial issues of great significance, and promoting the healthy and sustained development of China-Canada strategic partnership, Hua added.

    As agreed by the two sides, the first round of dialogue will include discussions about the macroeconomic situation and global economic governance, cooperation on trade and investment, financial cooperation and other relevant issues, Hua said.