International Business

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Canadian Leader to Head Trade Mission to China: Prime Minister Jean Chretien will lead his nation's largest-ever trade delegation to China on Friday in search of billions of dollars worth of business and a market for Canadian nuclear reactors. But the delegation of about 250 members--scheduled to visit Beijing and Shanghai over five days--has come under fire from human rights groups that say the Liberal government has sacrificed principle in the pursuit of commercial gain. Chretien is expected to sign a nuclear cooperation treaty in Beijing that will open the door to the sale of Canadian heavy-water reactors.

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