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Trade war

Canada minister admits Huawei spat leaves Ottawa in tight spot

China tensions pose risks to bid to diversify overseas trade

Canada's International Trade Diversification Minister James Carr put strained relations with Beijing down to "a difference in definition of rule of law" in an interview with Nikkei.

TOKYO -- The Canadian trade minister has admitted Ottawa has been put in a difficult position by souring relations with Beijing since the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

"This is a tough patch" said James Carr, the country's minister of international trade diversification, blaming the diplomatic spat on "a difference in definition of rule of law" in an interview with Nikkei in Tokyo.

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