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Canada appoints business consultant as new envoy to China - source

Canada appoints business consultant as new envoy to China - source
FILE PHOTO: Flags of Canada and China are placed for the first China-Canada economic and financial strategy dialogue in Beijing, China, November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Pool/File Photo -
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JASON LEE(Reuters)
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada has appointed veteran business consultant Dominic Barton as ambassador to China, where he will try to address a major diplomatic and trade dispute, a government official said on Wednesday.

Barton, a Ugandan-born Canadian who stepped down as global managing partner of consulting firm McKinsey & Co last year, has extensive experience in China and is close to the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren)

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