May 14, 2017 / 2:48 AM / 4 months ago

Putin says protectionism a threat to global economy

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) during a bilateral meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, 14 May 2017. REUTERS/Wu Hong/Pool

BEIJING (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that protectionism is a threat to the global economy.

He was speaking at the opening of a summit on China’s new Silk Road plan.

Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Randy Fabi

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