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Oil spurs Canadian PM China visit
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit China next week to discuss the future of Canada's oil products.
The visit comes after the US rejected a pipeline route from Alberta to Texas.
Five Cabinet ministers, including the ministers of natural resources, trade and foreign affairs will join Mr Harper on his second official visit to China.
A spokesman for the prime minister told the Associated Press it was "absolutely in Canada's interests" to build a new pipeline to deliver oil to China.
Mr Harper will visit Beijing and two other Chinese cities to meet with high-ranking officials, including President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.
Correspondents say the visit is part of a warning to the United States, where the Keystone XL pipeline project has become a controversial political subject.
Republicans in Congress and on the presidential trail have promised to get the ...
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