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Québec Government Office in Beijing

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Mandate

Opened in 1998, the Québec Government Office in Beijing has been assigned the general responsibility of promoting Québec and coordinating institutional, economic, scientific, technological, educational and cultural relations.

Institutional mandate

  • Develops relations between the Government of Québec and the Chinese central government and the governments of high-priority provinces within the bureau's assigned territory: i.e., municipality of Beijing, Liaoning, Shandong and Hebei;
  • follows up agreements between Québec and the Chinese central government and regional governments and, if applicable, reaches new agreements;
  • supports Québec institutions that offer educational services;
  • promotes Québec culture within its assigned territory;
  • supports the activities of the Québec studies centre in Beijing.

Economic mandate

  • Carries out strategic economic monitoring;
  • supports businesses' efforts to identify markets and partners;
  • promotes Québec as an economic and trade partner;
  • supports Québec trade missions;
  • supports investment prospecting efforts by Québec.

Investissement Québec

  • is both a financing institution and an economic development agency;
  • offers financial products and tax measures to companies wishing to expand their business internationally;
  • helps these companies find a location that suits their needs and forge strategic alliances with local partners;
  • has an office in Beijing that serves Chinese companies since 2007.

Deserved territories

  • Chinese central government;
  • Beijing and the provinces surrounding Bohai: Hebei, Shandong and Tianjin;
  • Northeastern provinces: Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang;
  • Northwestern provinces: Shaanxi, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Shaanxi, Henan, Xinjiang and Qinghai.

Head of mission

Maud-Andrée Lefebvre

Maud-Andrée Lefebvre

Acting Director

Maud-Andrée Lefebvre assumed her responsibilities as Acting Director of the Québec Government Offices in Beijing and Shanghai on September 21, 2013.

Ms. Lefebvre has been with the Ministère des Relations internationales since 2005, working first as an Advisor and subsequently as the China Desk Officer from 2008 to 2013. She also carried out mandates within the Visits, Missions and State Ceremonial Branch, the Policy and Analysis Branch and the Québec Government Office in Brussels.

She holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in international relations from Université de Montréal and Université Laval respectively, and also earned a certificate in East Asian studies from the Centre for East Asian Studies (CÉTASE) at Université de Montréal.

Ms. Lefebvre has been interested in China since the start of her university studies and began learning Mandarin during a study program at Nankai University in Tianjin in 1999. She received a scholarship from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada which enabled her to continue studying Mandarin for a year at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. She has a solid knowledge of China, having traveled there on a number of occasions in conjunction with government, commercial and institutional missions.

Coordinates

Québec Government Office in Beijing

Québec Government Office in Beijing

Canadian Embassy
19 Dongzhimenwai Dajie
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100600
People's Republic of China

Phone:+86 10 5139 4000
Fax:+86 10 5139 4445