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Forging Free Trade with China: The Maple Leaf and the Silver Fern

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Why does Canada lack the closeness of economic ties with China enjoyed by other developed Commonwealth countries, such as New Zealand? While these countries take similar positions toward China with regard to human rights and security-related matters, they differ markedly in terms of trade relations—New Zealand inked a free trade deal with Beijing in 2008, while such an agreement between Canada and China has remained out of reach. This article probes the source of this divergence. The answer, it is argued, lies in the sociotropic effects of political opposition groups on both the left and the right in Canada, and the absence of parallel conditions in New Zealand.
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Keywords: CANADA; CHINA; ECONOMIC RELATIONS; FREE TRADE; NEW ZEALAND; SOCIOTROPIC EFFECTS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 December 2016

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