Recently, Canadian media reported that Mayor Rabom of Quebec was scheduled to visit China in March this year, but cancelled his visit because it was difficult to arrange to meet with Chinese counterparts. It is understood that this is not the case. China has never set obstacles to cultural and local exchanges and cooperation between China and Canada. Humanities and local exchanges and cooperation are the most tenacious ties between China and Canada. We note that some people in Canada are creating an atmosphere of panic on the grounds of travel safety, with a view to preventing and restricting cooperation and personnel exchanges in the local, non-governmental, educational and cultural fields between China and Canada. We deeply regret that. Recent unpleasant events between China and Canada should not be borne by ordinary Canadian people. We do not want people to be misled by false information. China is one of the warmest, most hospitable and safest countries in the world. As always, China welcomes friends from all over the world, including Canadians, to visit, travel and do business in China, and guarantees their security and legitimate rights and interests in China in accordance with the law.
Source: Qian Mingxiao_NBJ10675, Editor-in-Charge of the Chinese Embassy in Canada