Today, companies doing business in China often rely on government-subsidized insurance and guarantees provided by bodies such as Export Development Canada (which subsidizes 60 per cent of Canadian companies doing business in China), Overseas Private Investment Corporation in the US or multilateral agencies such as the World Bank.
Mr Pence also accused China of "reckless harassment" after a near-miss involving a Chinese warship and the destroyer USS Decatur which was sailing within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson Reefs in the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea. "Our government will continue to vigorously defend and advance Ontario's economic interests at home and overseas".
"There can be no doubt, " he said, "China is meddling in America's democracy".
The vote will determine whether they keep control of Congress.
"What the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country and the American people deserve to know".
Robertson notes the USMCA will run for a minimum of six years and it can be renewed twice so it can go to 18 years with revisions as we go along which provides and added measure of stability. He says the fight wasn't really about trade between the two countries.
"Chinese security agencies have masterminded the wholesale theft of American technology, including cutting-edge military blueprints and using that stolen technology". At the time, China and Mexico were rhapsodising about their close and rosy relationship.
Bloomberg Businessweek cited 17 unnamed intelligence and company sources as saying that Chinese spies had placed computer chips inside equipment used by about 30 companies, as well as multiple USA government agencies, which would give Beijing secret access to internal networks.
Tech giants Apple and Amazon were among the companies named in the report but deny their systems have been compromised.
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"Big picture, it's a fantastic move forward", said John Stuhlmiller, CEO of the Washington Farm Bureau (WFB).
He accused China of "reckless harassment" because of an incident on Sunday in which a Chinese naval vessel almost collided with a USA destroyer, the Decatur, near the Spratly islands.
"The more open tone of confrontation from Pence will strengthen the perception in China that the ultimate U.S. objective in the [trade] dispute is to contain China's rise", the group's analysts led by Asia director, Michael Hirson, wrote.
Pence said China's goal is "nothing less than to push the United States of America from the Western Pacific and attempt to prevent us from coming to the aid of our allies".
Pence also denounced Beijing's crackdown on minority Muslims in the Xinjiang region.
Last month, a United Nations rights panel said it had received credible reports that up to one million ethnic Uighurs may be held in extra-legal detention in Xinjiang and U.S. officials have warned of sanctions against China for human rights abuses.
He was to say that a Chinese naval vessel came within 41m of the USS Decatur "as it conducted freedom-of-navigation operations in the South China Sea, forcing our ship to quickly maneuver to avoid collision".
Speaking at the right-wing Hudson Institute, Pence told the audience that "China has initiated an unprecedented effort to influence American public opinion, the 2018 elections, and the environment leading into the 2020 presidential elections".