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Canada's China policy must be about more than election interference

Export dependence means Ottawa cannot afford trade decoupling

| North America
Vancouver's Chinatown Spring Festival Parade on Jan. 22. Mayor Ken Sim, third from the right in the front row, is the city's first elected leader of Chinese descent. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other political figures also participated.   © Reuters

Jia Wang is interim director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta.

Allegations that China interfered in recent Canadian elections have dominated Canadian headlines for the last several weeks following the leak of classified reports from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

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