Foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Chinese President Hu Jintao will meet Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the APEC summit in Hanoi despite a row over China's human rights record, AFP reported. Harper's spokesman had earlier said that Hu did not intend to meet Harper at the weekend summit. Press in Canada linked the potential snub to the Canadian leader's human rights criticisms of China. While not referring specifically to China, Harper told reporters on his flight to Hanoi that Canadians would not compromise values for trade. "I think Canadians want us to promote our trade relations worldwide, and we do that, but I don't think Canadians want us to sell out important Canadian values – our belief in democracy, freedom, human rights," he said. Jiang said the Canadian leader should not be commenting on China's human rights situation.
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