The Canadian government has announced their plan to open seven new visa application centres in China, recognizing the growing number of Chinese visitors in Canada, and with the aim of boosting "the two way flow of tourists" between the two countries.
In a joint press release by the Canadian Prime Minister's Office and the People's Republic of China, the leaders outlined their intention of "expanding exchanges at all levels", and to "make joint efforts to open a new era in the Canada-China strategic partnership".
The press release also emphasized the importance of exchanges in "education, culture, health, tourism and sports, to promote connections".
The government also announced that Canadian and Chinese companies have signed 56 new commercial contracts and agreements worth an estimated $1.2 billion dollars.
Click here to view the Joint Press Release Between Canada and the People's Republic of China.