In the afternoon of November 23, Mr. Dominic Barton, the Ambassador of Canada to China, accompanied by a small group of other officials, visited Shiyuan Garden of the Charhar Institute. Ambassador Li Qiangmin, the Secretary-General of the institute, took charge of the reception for Ambassador Barton. Two sides then had a thorough and frank discussion concerning the current international situation and Sino-Canada relations.
Picture: Secretary-General Li Qiangmin meets Ambassador Barton of Canada
During the discussion, Ambassador Li introduced China’s recent accomplishments in accelerating economic development, furthermore, the major achievements that the Charhar Institute has enthusiastically fulfilled in terms of public diplomacy.
Ambassador Barton showed his desire to continue carrying forward the traditional friendship between Chinese and Canadian people.
Picture: Ambassador Dominic Barton
Dominic Barton (Known as Bao Damin in China) was born in Uganda in 1962. He graduated from UBC and Oxford and received Rhodes Scholar. Prior to his nomination, Ambassador Barton was a Global Managing Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he served from 2009 to 2018. In 2009, Ambassador Barton received the Magnolia Award from the city of Shanghai, which recognized his value of people oriented development to the local society. He was appointed as Canada’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China by the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on September 4, 2019, and he took office on November 22.