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Sunday, 27 Nov 2022 10:43 PM MYT
OTTAWA, Nov 27 — Canada launched a new Indo-Pacific strategy today, vowing more resources to deal with a “disruptive” China while working with the world’s second-biggest economy on climate change and trade issues.
In a 26-page document, Canada said it would boost its military presence in the region and tighten investment rules to protect intellectual property and prevent Chinese state-owned enterprises from snapping up critical mineral supplies.
The long-awaited plan is a blueprint to deepen ties with a fast-growing region of 40 countries accounting for almost C$50 trillion (RM167.1 trillion) in economic activity. But the focus is on China, at a time when bilateral ties are frosty.
“China is an increasingly disruptive global power,” said the str