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Canada bill aimed at boosting ties with Taiwan passes 1st reading

ROC Central News Agency

06/18/2021 01:34 PM

Toronto, June 17 (CNA) Proposed legislation aimed at creating a legal framework for efforts to strengthen relations between Canada and Taiwan unanimously passed its first reading in the Canadian House of Commons Thursday.

The Canada-Taiwan Relations Framework Act was introduced by Member of Parliament Michael Cooper, who said when proposing the act that not having a formal diplomatic relationship with Taiwan has complicated interactions between the two countries.

Cooper said Taiwan is one of Canada's largest trading partners, and the two share strong people-to-people links and common values.

Taiwan "is a vibrant economy and one of the world's top 20 economies. It is time Canada's relations with Taiwan reflect the reality that Taiwan is today and this legislation is an important step towards that," the Conservative MP said.

Canada bill aimed at boosting ties with Taiwan passes 1st reading
06/18/2021 01:34 PM
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Toronto, June 17 (CNA) Proposed legislation aimed at creating a legal framework for efforts to strengthen relations between Canada and Taiwan unanimously passed its first reading in the Canadian House of Commons Thursday.

The Canada-Taiwan Relations Framework Act was introduced by Member of Parliament Michael Cooper, who said when proposing the act that not having a formal diplomatic relationship with Taiwan has complicated interactions between the two countries.

Cooper said Taiwan is one of Canada's largest trading partners, and the two share strong people-to-people links and common values.

Taiwan "is a vibrant economy and one of the world's top 20 economies. It is time Canada's relations with Taiwan reflect the reality that Taiwan is today and this legislation is an important step towards that," the Conservative MP said.



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