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Joint Premiers Mission to China and Japan

posted on 3:55 PM, July 22, 2010
May, 2010. - The first joint initiative announced under the New West Partnership, an economic partnership involving British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, was a joint Premiers mission to China and Japan.  The three city tour to Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo was intended to strengthen business ties and attract investment to western Canada – with a particular focus on natural resources, agriculture/agrifood, and clean energy.   The Premiers announced the opening of a joint office in Shanghai, met with corporate and government investors, and spoke to business and media about the New West Partnership and its economic advantages.  Premier Campbell witnessed the signing of a range of corporate deals and academic partnerships between B.C. companies and universities and their counterparts in China and Japan.  The Premier also met with key companies who had participated in the Winter Olympics hosting program, strengthening business relations with key clients and investors including Air China, COSCO, Mitsubishi, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Nippon Cable and many others
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