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New Chinese ambassador laments Canadian red tape

If China’s new ambassador to Canada is eager to mend an occasionally fractious relationship between the two countries, he’s going about it in an unusual way.

In an exclusive interview with The Globe and Mail, Luo Zhaohui painted a picture of a government eager to expand trade and investment ties, but stymied by various Canadian obstacles. These include excessive red tape, lengthy delays in project approvals and a policy shift designed to block China’s huge state-owned enterprises from grabbing control of Canadian companies operating in sensitive Canadian resource sectors like the oil sands.