Canada: More Left-Handed Traders

With Trade and Commerce Minister George Hees's brisk assurance to the Cubans that Canada "couldn't do business with better businessmen anywhere" still ringing in their ears, Canadian businessmen last week were playing host to two more trade missions out of far leftfield.

In Canada searching for business were one team of sales-minded Russians and another of inscrutable Hong Kong traders acting as agents for their neighbors, the Communist Chinese.

When the Russians flew in fortnight ago, a V.I.P. lounge was thrown open in Montreal's new air terminal for a press conference. The Russian...

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