By staff reporter ZHOU LIN
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma announced a number of initiatives that will help Canadian companies connect with Alibaba’s 400 million consumers on Sept.3, 2016, at the headquarter of Alibaba in Hangzhou, capital of eEast China's Zhejiang Province.
Alibaba is the world’s largest e-commerce platform. The opening of the Canadian Pavilion on its Tmall will give Canadian products and services better access to Chinese consumers.
According to Canadian Embassy in China, the government of Canada is committed to representing Canada to the world as a strong and valuable trading partner that is open to global investment and business.
This means encouraging Canadian companies – especially small and medium-sized one – to be more engaged in the Chinese economy.
Justin Trudeau and Jack Ma agreed to further support collaboration in several areas, including facilitating the growth of tourism through the use of AliTrip and AliPay services.
The two also look to establishing Alibaba’s presence in Canada – which would create new export opportunities for Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises, and support the Canadian middle class.