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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will also visit Mongolia

[Нийтэлсэн: 11:44 12.01.2012 ]

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Diplomats say they expect Mr. Harper will also visit Mongolia on the trip.
Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines owns 66% of the giant Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in the South Gobi region. Ivanhoe is 48.5% owned by global mining giant Rio TintoCanadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper plans to visit China next month as his government looks to open new markets for oil sands crude in the wake of Washington’s decision to delay approval of a major pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

Mr. Harper is scheduled to fly to Beijing in the second week of February and aims to deepen economic ties with the Asian powerhouse, the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement on Wednesday after he met with China’s ambassador.

After U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration said last November it would delay approval of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline to Texas, Mr. Harper said he would focus on Asian markets.

“I’m very serious about selling our oil off this continent, selling our energy products to Asia,” he told CTV television in an interview last month.

The easiest way to boost oil exports to China would be through Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, which would carry oil sands-derived oil from Alberta to the Pacific Coast. There it would be loaded on to tankers and shipped to Pacific Rim markets.

Regulators began hearings on Tuesday into the $5.5-billion project, which would move 525,000 barrels of oil sands crude a day and is strongly opposed by environmentalists and some influential aboriginal groups.

While in China, Mr. Harper will meet with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.

After winning power in 2006, Mr. Harper’s Conservatives initially took a cool line with China and cited what they described as Beijing’s poor human rights record. Under pressure from industry groups who said it made no sense to aggravate one of the world’s most powerful nations, the Conservatives gradually adopted a much more pro-business approach to China and now rarely mention human rights.

“This relationship has been developing very rapidly in quite a few areas, especially in the economic areas. We hope that we will maintain this relationship and lift it up further after your visit,” Chinese Ambassador Zhang Junsai told Mr. Harper.

Mr. Harper paid his first visit to China in December 2009, when Mr. Hu publicly chided him for waiting so long. Hu subsequently came to Canada in June 2010. Canada’s trade with China more than tripled between 2001 and 2010, according to Statistics Canada.

In 2010, exports to China were worth $13.2-billion while imports totalled $44.5-billion.

Diplomats say they expect Mr. Harper will also visit Mongolia on the trip.

Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines owns 66% of the giant Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in the South Gobi region. Ivanhoe is 48.5% owned by global mining giant Rio Tinto



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