Mr. Speaker, I was saddened to see the member across absent from the reception that was held yesterday at the residence of the ambassador of China.
When I met last week with the foreign minister from China, we had a very open and fulsome discussion on a number of issues, including some consular cases of which the hon. member is familiar.
Our relations with China are strong and are on a very good foundation. We are continuing to work on a number of economic issues. I know that the Minister of Agriculture, as well as the Minister of Natural Resources, have trips planned there in the future, as do I. We will continue to elevate and work very hard on this important relationship with China.