Canadian PM meets Alibaba's Jack Ma for SME growth

Updated: 2014-11-07 21:28


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Canadian PM meets Alibaba's Jack Ma for SME growth

Visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma pose for photos in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province Nov 7, 2014. Harper visited Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce company based in Hangzhou on Friday. Harper arrived in Hangzhou Thursday to start an official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. [Photo by Liang Zhen/asiannewsphoto]

HANGZHOU - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met Jack Ma of Alibaba here Friday, voicing hopes the Internet could help Canada's small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) tap Chinese market.

Harper, who is on his third visit to China since taking office in 2006, said the growing Chinese middle class provides an enormous market for Canadian food and manufacturing products.

He hoped the Internet would bring more business opportunities for Canadian SMEs and boost the country's employment.

Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, said his company has sold American cherries, Canadian lobsters and French wines to Chinese consumers on its online shopping platforms.

He said Alibaba is willing to help more Canadian enterprises sell products to China.

Alibaba is the largest e-commerce company in the world in market value after it was listed in the New York Stock Exchange in September.

Before meeting with Ma, Harper attended a China-Canada business conference in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, to promote trade and investment.

Harper continued his China visit in Beijing Friday evening, and he will attend events related to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting.

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