Trudeau can’t seem to export ‘progressive’ trade values. Why keep insisting on it?

GUANGZHOU, China — Justin Trudeau’s last day in China started with an eye-dotting ceremony, the tradition of marking the eyes of dancers’ lion costumes with symbolic blood.

Chinese tradition suggests the dots — red, symbolizing fire, life and good luck — awaken and tame the lion.

The ceremony also gave birth to a thousand tortured metaphors from my colleagues about how the Prime Minister had failed to tame the Chinese and persuade them to fall into line with his progressive trade agenda.