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Gov. Gen. David Johnston at Rideau Hall the official residence of the Governor General in Ottawa October 9, 2013. Gov. Gen. David Johnston will serve as the sharp end of a political stick that the Harper government is pointing at China this coming week, amid renewed concern that Chinese investment in Canada is drying up.
Gov. Gen. David Johnston at Rideau Hall the official residence of the Governor General in Ottawa October 9, 2013. Gov. Gen. David Johnston will serve as the sharp end of a political stick that the Harper government is pointing at China this coming week, amid renewed concern that Chinese investment in Canada is drying up.
(Fred Chartrand/CP)

Canada joins the queue for China investment

First they were repelled, then they were tolerated, now they are being courted. Political leaders in the West who were once guarded, if not downright hostile, about the ambitions of Chinese companies, are now pouting and preening towards China, hoping that Beijing’s corporate battleships can be persuaded to drop anchor in one of their ports.