"That stance has been coherent, clear and firm," he said. "We urge the US to halt any official connections and any move to enhance substantial relations with Taiwan. The US should also cut military connections with Taiwan and stop selling weapons to it so as to avoid damage to the Sino-US relationship and cross-Straits peace and stability."
During the year, the two sides will host about 100 activities, including investment promotion meetings, exhibitions on trade, industry and agriculture, seminars, art festivals and mutual delegation visits, he said.
Being a co-chair of Canada China Track II Energy Dialogue, which covers a full spectrum of energy subsectors, Beck is familiar with how the two governments build relationships. He believes that Canada will have more cooperation with China in the areas of new technology, climate change, innovation, agriculture and natural resources.
HAIKOU -- China has decided to support Hainan in developing the whole island into a pilot free trade zone, and gradually exploring and steadily promoting the establishment of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.
"I like helping others," he said. "I live in the hutong and my neighbors and I usually help each other ... This is where I live, where my friends are and where I call home."
Once remote and underdeveloped, Hainan has become one of China's most open and dynamic regions and a top tourist destination.