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British Columbia wants to ease trade reliance on China, U.S.: premier

Canadian province looks to Japan, Taiwan, other areas in diversification push

British Columbia Premier David Eby visits Japan with a trade delegation, seeing energy, minerals, AI and biotech as areas of cooperation for Japan and the Canadian province. (Photo by Shigeru Seno)

TOKYO -- The Canadian province of British Columbia aims to reduce its economic reliance on both China and the U.S. by diversifying trade partners, Premier David Eby said Tuesday, citing the escalating conflict between the two global powers.

"We think there's a lot of potential to increase the trade we do with Japan," Eby said in an interview here.

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