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Ontario’s Wynne wraps up China trade trip, inks investment deals

Premier Kathleen Wynne's office claims deals worth nearly $1 billion in new investment in province

TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has wrapped up a week-long trade trip to China, and her office is trumpeting what it claims are deals for nearly $1 billion in new investment in the province.

It said on the final day of the mission that the premier inked an agreement with Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to create as many as 325 new jobs in the next five years.

Wynne’s office said the trade journey to the Asian economic powerhouse will add 1,800 jobs in Ontario.

Along for the ride were about 60 Ontario firms, including companies focused on science and technology and energy efficiency.

Wynne met with government and business leaders in Nanjing and Shanghai, along with state and municipal politicians.

She also joined the premiers of Prince Edward Island and Quebec for a summit meeting in Beijing with Chinese government officials.

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