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Q: What trade opportunities is your nation missing out on in China?

As a Canadian, I find it pretty pathetic that the only salmon you can get here is Norwegian. British Columbia, where loads of delicious salmon reside, is a short 10-hour flight from China, yet you cannot get BC salmon here. I think it is a perfect example of typical Canadian ineptitude. Seriously, I love my country, but we SUCK at selling ourselves. There's little Canadian kiosks in Beijing selling Maple Syrup and stuff, but it's basically gift shop at the airport type stuff. 

 

I think the entire globalization thing is lost on Canada. Our leaders view it from a "Holy crap, look at all these people we can sell raw resources to!" Type scenario. We should be selling our Ice Wine hard as well as our delicious beer, salmon, beef and clothes like the Cowichan Sweater, which I have seen copies of in Beijing, but you can bet they weren't imported. 

 

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I too am a BC  boy.........  and when I first got here, I reported back to my brothers and family how insignificant Canada is in the world and here in China in particular......yes we suck at SALES, and yes we have great resources and some pretty decent stuff at home, but sell nothing here.........  wood, lumber, logs ..... coal ... oil..gas ....  and sustainable methods should be more prominent her..........  and Cowichan sweaters!!!! and Okanagan Spring beer.....baseball, hockey and lacrosse.......  they layed fibre optics, why not a pipeline.

I'm all for a  global community and progress progress progress ....... get on with it!!!!!! we can and will learn from the messes we make doing it ............  get on with it!!!!!!!

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I too am a BC  boy.........  and when I first got here, I reported back to my brothers and family how insignificant Canada is in the world and here in China in particular......yes we suck at SALES, and yes we have great resources and some pretty decent stuff at home, but sell nothing here.........  wood, lumber, logs ..... coal ... oil..gas ....  and sustainable methods should be more prominent her..........  and Cowichan sweaters!!!! and Okanagan Spring beer.....baseball, hockey and lacrosse.......  they layed fibre optics, why not a pipeline.

I'm all for a  global community and progress progress progress ....... get on with it!!!!!! we can and will learn from the messes we make doing it ............  get on with it!!!!!!!

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I think there's a huge opportunity to sell Monster Trucks and accessories in China. It's all about image, right? How about "My tires are taller than you!"

Folks could park their Monster Trucks ON other cars in parking lots. How's that for one-upmanship? "Don't worry honey, I am sure we will find a place to park." 

iPhone SchmiPhone. You can't run over a VW Santana with an iPhone, now can you? No, you cannot.

 

 

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