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Trudeau, Guarding Family Legacy, Woos China Amid Japan Standoff

  • Canadian leader hosts Chinese minister in bid to boost trade
  • PM’s father paved way for West to establish ties in 1970s
Wang Yi and Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Wang Yi and Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Photographer: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP Photo

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pivoting to China by hosting a senior Communist Party official after a visit to rival Japan heightened regional tension.

Fresh from attending a Group of Seven summit that riled the Chinese government, Trudeau met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Ottawa Wednesday. It’s the second such meeting with a senior Chinese official in the past month and helps set the stage for the prime minister’s trip to China this fall.