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Trudeau Envoy Labels China ‘Increasingly Disruptive’ Force

  • Canadian minister offers preview of Indo-Pacific strategy
  • Joly warns that businesses need to be ‘clear-eyed’ about risks
Melanie Joly speaks in Montreal on Aug. 3, 2022.
Melanie Joly speaks in Montreal on Aug. 3, 2022.Photographer: Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top diplomat called China an “increasingly disruptive global power” and warned that Canadians need to be “clear-eyed” about conducting business with the Asian giant.

The toughly worded remarks from Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, made during a keynote speech Wednesday in Toronto, provide a preview of the government’s long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy.