Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit China next week to discuss the future of Canada's oil products.
The visit comes after the US rejected a pipeline route from Alberta to Texas.
Five Cabinet ministers, including the ministers of natural resources, trade and foreign affairs will join Mr Harper on his second official visit to China.
A spokesman for the prime minister told the Associated Press it was "absolutely in Canada's interests" to build a new pipeline to deliver oil to China.
Mr Harper will visit Beijing and two other Chinese cities to meet with high-ranking officials, including President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.
Correspondents say the visit is part of a warning to the United States, where the Keystone XL pipeline project has become a controversial political subject.
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