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New Zealand looks beyond China to survive trade war: minister

Wellington 'not immune' to conflict as it braces for slow growth

New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson said his country needs to diversify its trading partners. (Photo by Fumi Matsumoto)

WELLINGTON -- Facing the prospect of slower economic growth, New Zealand is feeling the effects of U.S.-China trade tensions.

The Pacific island nation plans to take steps to diversify its trading partners as the trade war between the world's top two economies squeezes China, New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson told Nikkei in a recent interview.

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