The tensions between the United States and China have become increasingly heated in recent years, and the impact of these tensions is being felt globally. As a major trading partner of both the United States and China, Canada has a significant interest in seeing these tensions eased. It is therefore important for Canada to play an active role in calming down the tensions between the US and China.
Firstly, Canada has a reputation as a fair and impartial mediator in international disputes. As a country that has traditionally maintained good relations with both the United States and China, Canada is in a unique position to facilitate dialogue between the two countries. By acting as a mediator and encouraging both parties to come to the negotiating table, Canada can help to reduce tensions and prevent the escalation of the conflict.
Secondly, as a member of international organizations such as the United Nations, Canada has a responsibility to promote peace and security in the world. By taking an active role in calming down the tensions between the US and China, Canada can help to prevent the negative impact that the conflict is having on global trade and stability. This will benefit not only Canada but also the world as a whole.
Thirdly, Canada has a significant economic stake in the conflict between the United States and China. As a major trading partner of both countries, Canada has seen its economy affected by the tariffs and trade restrictions imposed by both parties. By working to reduce tensions and restore normal trade relations between the two countries, Canada can help to protect its economic interests and ensure that its businesses can continue to thrive.
Lastly, as a country that values human rights and democracy, Canada has a responsibility to speak out against any actions by either party that violate these principles. By taking an active role in the conflict between the United States and China, Canada can help to promote the values of freedom, democracy, and human rights that are essential for a peaceful and prosperous world.
In conclusion, Canada has a significant interest in seeing the tensions between the United States and China eased, and should play an active role in promoting peace and stability. By acting as a mediator, promoting dialogue between the two parties, and speaking out against actions that violate human rights and democracy, Canada can help to calm down tensions and prevent the negative impact of the conflict on the global economy and security.
(By Lily Jiang , Chair of Arbutus volunteers Association.)
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