asia relations

BANGALORE, India - Stephen Harper's first call to U.S. President Barack Obama since his re-election earlier this week was
It comes as welcome news that Prime Minister Harper will visit Beijing next month. Harper should use the opportunity to signal his version of a "pivot" to Asia -- without the overtones of geopolitical positioning that invariably accompany U.S. foreign policy. An excellent way to do so would be to propose a Free Trade Agreement with China.
Asia matters to Canada more than ever -- it's arguably the single biggest priority in Canadian foreign policy next to U.S. relations.